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    Posted 5 years ago

    Txphnm
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    Inherited sword from my uncle, unfortunately I dont know much about it. Any help would be appreciated in trying to identify. Thanks

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    1. TreksofTrish TreksofTrish, 5 years ago
      That would be a French Naval Officer's sword and a very nice one at that!
    2. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
      I tend to agree. Did they have un-stopped fullers ?
    3. Txphnm, 5 years ago
      I appreciate the response, after researching the French naval swords from your comment I believe it's a 1837model of some sorts. I cant seem to find any scabbards that looks similar but the hilt resembles it.
    4. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
      By the way, the sword is backwards in the scabbard. Actually, the mounts on the scabbard may be backwards instead. Would have to see the leather tooling on both sides to know for sure.
    5. Txphnm, 5 years ago
      Thank you for mentioning that, I was thinking it didnt look right. Appreciate your help.

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