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  1. J Dagger

    J Dagger Well-Known Member

    This lil weapon came in a group of GAR (Grand Army of the Republic) items I bought at auction. I thought it was really interesting and might not have bought the lot were it not present. Not sure if it’s GAR related or not? I can’t tell if the enamel monogram is an artistic rendering of GAR? The middle letter seems to be an ‘A’ but before that looks like an Anchor and after it idk. Final photo shows an example in the middle of a GAR emblem it could be. It seems to be silver but isn’t marked that I can tell. It’s really nicely made for such a dainty thing. Any opinions on it? Could have gone in the hands of a little figure/statue maybe? Could have been attached to a ribbon or piece of jewelry? The little peg thingy on back I’m assuming is there for a good reason. Wasn’t sure if it was leftover from manufacturing process or functional to final object? C03A7554-3937-4944-AAD7-358AF781A84C.jpeg 13FF5561-75B4-4A20-ABCF-5B114BA25241.jpeg 9F37BF5A-7183-4354-B92A-DF811E39B4B0.jpeg DA7F0FC1-60B1-42F1-93EB-61A6140F2DAE.jpeg
     
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  2. LauraGarnet02

    LauraGarnet02 Well-Known Member

    Wow such a neat little sword! I would have found it irresistible too.

    My wild guess as to its use is toothpick!

    At least one of the symbols on the hilt is an anchor with a chain or rope. I can't make out what the other two could possibly be.
     
  3. wlwhittier

    wlwhittier Well-Known Member

    Toothpick, Aye!

    A Fouled Anchor is used as a symbol for a US Navy Chief Petty Officer. The iconic fouled anchor was introduced as a cap device in 1905.
     
  4. Roaring20s

    Roaring20s Well-Known Member

  5. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

    Concur for stickpin!
     
  6. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Thritto.;) The back isn't decorated, which it would be on a toothpick.
    I prefer this cutie to the full size sword.:)
     
  7. Darkwing Manor

    Darkwing Manor Well-Known Member

    It could have been from a version of the damascene hostess buffet sets...
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  8. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    J Dagger's is handmade and probably silver, not mass produced brass.;)
    On Toledo damascene, and faux damascene like the set, you can unscrew various parts, whereas J's sword is one piece.
     
  9. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

    I wonder if the middle symbol is a monogram.
     
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  10. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Yes, it is. It says GAR (Grand Army of the Republic).:)
     
  11. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

    Okay, I thought that had not been proved. I was confused by other discussions, and by seeing a GAR monogram online that looked somewhat different. Obviously I didn't do the research. The monogram may have changed through time.
     
  12. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Or it is a case of artistic license. It is so small, the wearer wouldn't have noticed.
     
  13. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    at under 3 inches...it's just a little prick !!!:hilarious::hilarious::hilarious:
     
  14. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

  15. J Dagger

    J Dagger Well-Known Member

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