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Article about: Wondering if this WWII German saber is real or not. I have one that looks nothing like this that I know is real. Thoughts? Thank you

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    Wondering if this WWII German saber is real or not. I have one that looks nothing like this that I know is real. Thoughts? Thank you

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    Default Re: Lionshead saber authentic?

    Am I seeing the swastika is backwards?
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    Default Re: Lionshead saber authentic?

    I'm seeing that also, interesting.

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    Default Re: Lionshead saber authentic?

    Made in India perhaps ? I can't read the maker on the blade.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Default Re: Lionshead saber authentic?

    Sure has some patina on it. I think you could be right steve.. but I have never handled one of these before.

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    Default Re: Lionshead saber authentic?

    It certainly Looks like Indian manufacture-or perhaps even Chinese. The casting of the guards and the detailing on them is just crude and awful. Certainly not anything that came out of a German sword factory in the early 1940's. It does, as noted have age to it, so it could well be an early post-1945 fake?
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    Default Re: Lionshead saber authentic?

    Well water and dirt and poor storage can age things quite well, as our eastern fakers know.

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