Found m1840 sword

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by Kaiserpoo, Jun 17, 2024.

  1. Kaiserpoo

    Kaiserpoo Well-Known Member

    Anyone know anything about it? Handle Looks old enough to be in 19th c. blade have no marking of any kind. I wouldn’t trust using it in a fight. I got it anyways cus I collect swords IMG_7816.jpeg IMG_7820.jpeg IMG_7823.jpeg IMG_7819.jpeg IMG_7821.jpeg
     
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  2. Boland

    Boland Well-Known Member

  3. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

  4. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

  5. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

  6. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    Tried to sharpen, enhance, and enlarge, but not sure I accomplished much!!! BUT.....can you tell if where I've outlined in RED if that's some sort of writing??? Best I could do with it......

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  7. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

  8. Boland

    Boland Well-Known Member

    It looks like the blade was crudely cleaned. Or am I wrong?
     
  9. Boland

    Boland Well-Known Member

    Appreciate the effort. But I also don’t think that’s ‘real’ writing.Thou it almost looks like it says ‘Rambo’ :)
     
  10. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    I'm thinking it's a reproduction ...where the blade did not have to be up to specks..
    & I see inconsistencies in the brass handle..
     
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  11. Boland

    Boland Well-Known Member

    Interesting take on it. I didn’t consider that at all (but I really won’t know) It looked legit to me (also the scabbard looks really old)

    But being a reproduction would explain the lesser quality then “won’t trust using it in a fight”
     
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  12. Boland

    Boland Well-Known Member

    If it is a reproduction then it must be a overall ‘good quality’ much older reproduction,yes? Anyway it’s a cool thing.
     
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  13. Kaiserpoo

    Kaiserpoo Well-Known Member

    I did more research on the type of sword they are all like that. spadroon It’s just a crappy type of sword. I am actually an A ranked epee fencer . Pretty sure it’s genuine there are inspection marks on the grip, not in picture. It just throws me off this blade doesn’t have any makers mark. It might just be an earlier sword before the civil war. Since most m1840 were order and made for during the war.
     
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  14. Boland

    Boland Well-Known Member

    Understood. As I say I really don’t have any real knowledge regarding antique swords. My first thought was also that it must be old. Plus you have it in hand and you have the expertise..
     
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  15. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Ditto.
    Not my specialisation, but I wouldn't go into battle with that sword.:sorry: Very decorative though.
     
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