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sword Id help plz

Discussion in 'Knives & Edged Items' started by plumeatup, Nov 26, 2007.

  1. plumeatup

    plumeatup New Member

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    I have a old sword that I bought at an auction about two years ago and would like some help finding out what I bought.
    I am thinking its a German sword of some kind because of the markings on the blade but I have no clue on what era it's from.Here are a few pics of the sword in question.

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    Thanks,
    Bill Godbold
    aka-plumeatup
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    pickenup Active Member

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    Go to the link below, go almost exactly halfway down the page, and look at.....
    "07-81 OFFICERS, OFFICIALS, OR COURT DEGEN."

    Look at the extra images on that page by using the link there,
    which says....
    (Click here for more images)

    Here is the link to the page.

    http://www.derrittmeister.com/swords.htm
  3. plumeatup

    plumeatup New Member

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    Thanks for the help Pickenup.
    My sword looks just about like the "07-81 Officers,Official,or Court Degen.Only thing I see that is different is my scabbard,Mine does not have a loop on it nor does it have the same bottom on the scabbard...
    I was looking on the link you gave me and found another sword that looks like the one I have minus the etching,but the scabbard is the same as the one I have.
    My scabbard is in poor shape so I only took a picture of the brass end.
    here is the picture
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    The sword I am talking about that looks like mine is the 07-103 KÜRAßIER LINE-OFFICER STICHDEGEN - PRUSSIA.The only differences is mine has etching and this one does not....

    Thanks agin for the help..
    Bill Godbold
    aka-plumeatup
  4. I think you pegged it, Pick! Plum, you could have a rather valuable piece there, assuming it is genuine. It certainly does look like a formal Prussian sword considering the elaborate decoration on the blade.
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    plumeatup New Member

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    Well,I still have not figured this sword out.It could be a German Infantry Officer sword like the one they sell on the WKC website(yep,they are still around) or it could be a Court sword for ceremonial purposes or a Prussian foot officer sword..
    I have taken a few more pictures of the etching on the blade and found a few symbols that may help..
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    Thanks again for your time and help.

    -Bill Godbold
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2007
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    pickenup Active Member

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    Sorry Bill, I do not know enough about "symbols" to nail it down.
    While it is not likely, the scabbards could have been changed at some point.
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