Posted 10 years ago
This came out of the Grandparent's attic. My father always thought it was his father's Marine dress sword, or some such. The development they live in was only build post war, so no one really knows where this thing came from.
I don't know any family history that goes back far enough for this to be a family piece (seems everyone came over from Germany at the end of the 19th century, or sometime pre Great War). Might just be something someone picked up and decided to keep, which is far less interesting.
In any case, I love it! Have it hanging proudly on the wall.