Interesting that you should pick out that one, actually it is one of my favorites. I purchased it from a gentleman who was over there in the 50's. He said it was old when he got it, so I'm not sure exactly when it was made.Pickenup: What's that Philipine type dagger with the head on the handle? It looks interesting.
Wow, you don't see too many of those anymore! (The Navy doesn't seem to carry them).Not really a collector but I do have one. This is my grandfathers Navy officers Sword. I keep it on the wall of my gun room.
In the Navy swords are for officers only and they are optional. Generally only worn with dress whites on special occasions. I have pictures of him at several functions wearing it.Wow, you don't see too many of those anymore! (The Navy doesn't seem to carry them).
That IS a nice collection. Hope you got it insuredI like those, especially that etched blade.
I have a couple of swords, or so.
This is what one of my walls looks like.