Pop quiz guys! Who can tell me what this is...

Discussion in 'Militaria' started by Erik Markowski, Sep 8, 2019.

  1. Erik Markowski

    Erik Markowski New Member

    Can someone tell me if this is real or fake and what kind of sword this is and how old. Is this Genghis Khan's long lost sword?!? Would this be worth anything?

    Thanks
     

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  2. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

  3. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

    Hi Erik, welcome on board!:)

    Please, always click full size option, after uploading them, for all your pics in order to show them like this:
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    I think it is Colonial India, tagging @Any Jewelry for the provenance!
     
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  4. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    It certainly looks to be from that general area, south-southeast Asia. Anywhere from India to Indonesia, I think. But I can't pinpoint it, maybe @komokwa knows.:)
     
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  5. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    from what i see...it's real
    the blade looks good...the handle is lovely...but the markings on the blade confound me...
     
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  6. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

  7. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

  8. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I was thinking about that crown before. It looks like the way the Dutch crown was often represented in Indonesia in the 19th century. But it could be another crown as well, of course.
    I have at least one keris sheath with that crown. I'll see if I can find one.
     
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  9. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    russian shashka........is getting me close
     
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  10. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

  11. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    That's it! And the Russian imperial crown.
     
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  12. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

  13. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

  14. Erik Markowski

    Erik Markowski New Member

    You guys are the best! It sure looks like Russian Shashka and you guys think it's a real one, not a reproduction? How old do you think it is and what would something like this be worth?
     
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  15. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    While I am just an amateur blade lover, for any fair market value you'll need to have a known web site selling these to look at it.
    I do not think it's a tourist item...but I'm uncertain as to it's age.
    The sheath would have helped pin both of those down...but alas...:(
     
  16. Erik Markowski

    Erik Markowski New Member

    Does anybody have any idea what the moon and the sun with the numbers or letters on the blade mean?
     
  17. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    i'd suspect the owner personalized his sword....
     
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  18. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    There are blades from many countries decorated with symbols,try posting it here they may help...... http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/printthread.php?t=13241
     
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