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    Posted 2 years ago

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    The gentleman who this belongs to was gifted it by his (now deceased) brother. He has little to no knowledge about it and has asked me to try help. I too am at a loss other that google searches. Hopefully some one will know or point me in the correct direction to help solve this mystery for him.

    The sword itself seems blunt and is steel. The handle and sheath are what seems solid brass. It is quite heavy.
    Thank you for your time.

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    1. Gillian, 2 years ago
      Hi,What does it say on the handle?
    2. flashlarue flashlarue, 2 years ago
      The writing looks like Greek
    3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
      The brass handle would not be practical for combat, so that leaves, dress, ceremonial or fraternal. Italian ?
    4. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
      Maker's marks etc are usually on the blade on front of the hilt.
    5. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 2 years ago
      Looks like a .... Uruguay—Police sword, probably domestic made to me,.. you could check a Carl Eickhorn catalog to check out and see if I'm off ...smiling,.. I'm going by the Stirrup guard which points me that way...good luck
    6. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
      Roy, I almost said police. I-tal-yan police. LOL ! Maybe Maine police ? Maybe I need to get off this bloody island & come visit you on that rocky mount of yours. Naw ! Doubt that would work !
    7. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 2 years ago
      Hows the old man should you can come,.. you'll have to sleep with the dog .. tho ,...smiling..not much info on this like,.. length .. markings the end of the sabra shape .. but his toes look ok and clean in the picture.... later
    8. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
      Roy, I have a long history of waking up with dawgs. How did you come up with something as remote as Uruguay police sword ?
    9. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
      Check out 1881 Russian shashka. This probably from WWI.
    10. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 2 years ago
      I have to say your right it has a Russian shashka guard .. but the rest is off,,...?
    11. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
      I usually point people in the right direction. Up to them to do the research. I sense that many were sold to S. Amer., so Uruguay sounds reasonable. I stumbled on this while researching something else. Is it warm enough for my visit yet ?
    12. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 2 years ago
      lol your a good lad ....acutely it sucks out today rain and the snow banks are still a foot or so tall ,.. but it should be gone by the end of the week .. you should wait till the black fly's come so we have fresh bait.. smiling .. nice find ..later ..have to paint some old frames for my picture showing this spring ...oh my ..
    13. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
      "Snow ! Another 4 letter word. Those black flies that take a piece of you home for later ?
    14. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 2 years ago
      Na just have to be tough . & after a couple of days you get used to but the good news is the snow fleas are gone .. they don't bite tho...see what your missing..smiling..
    15. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
      Mosquitoes luv me so much that people invite me to parties to keep them away from other guests. Where is the poster ? Post & run ?
    16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      The inscription is in Russian, I believe.

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