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flea market pickup sword german?

Article about: just picked up over the weekend at a flea market . I thought it was a wwi german sword so i paid \\$140 . i no very little about it and unsure if i paid too much for the sword .

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    Default flea market pickup sword german?

    just picked up over the weekend at a flea market . I thought it was a wwi german sword so i paid $140 . i no very little about it and unsure if i paid too much for the sword .
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    Default Re: flea market pickup sword german?

    Hmm, not sure about this one. It looks Imperial German WW1, as you said. But for WW1 it looks pretty "new" looking. I'm not that good with sabers/swords, so I would wait until another person evaluates it.

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    It looks like a church item or a fraternal oranization type of sword. I am not a sword guy, so I am only speculating.

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    It is a Masonic sword. It's missing the chain that runs from the pommel to the crossguard.
    $140 is about the going rate for something like this............
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    I thought it might be Masonic but was not sure if they reference St. John in the rites. Definitely did not look like any military sword I have seen. I hope he˝mnutty did not pay too much for it.

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    Even if it is worth 140 dollars, I wouldn't pay that much for it.

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    just sold 1 for $50 at a flea mkt. ,,never buy another one

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    Hello-I would think this is a dress sword for the Knights of St John Hospitallers-the St John's Ambulance of British C'wlth countries. Note the Maltese Cross on the scabbard, symbol of the knights.

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    I think it is a Knights of Columbus sword,my dad had one very simmilar to that one.

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