I could be entirely mistaken, but my gut feeling
is that it is an Indian made copy of a German
sword. Hilt brass is porous and lacks
Ideally, there should be a mark or markings
under one of the langets - the rounded
shield looking parts on either side
of the blade.........
ill add some extra pic
note: obtained from an heritage coming from a village 10 miles from the German western border
If it is an original piece, it has been heavily cleaned
and polished. I notice there is an etch on the
blade, which may be trying to give an
impression of quality, but a lot of it
is ground off.........
I would agree with Steve. A very post-war copy that has been poorly but heavily aged. The brass particularly looks terrible.
"Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."
That "brass" definition would not pass manufacturing inspection ...
Looks to be a cast copy ..
thanks so far
i'll just add a few pics (dont have a decent camera, even these days)
i aswell will ad pictures of another blade, wich was part of the same heritage.
Thougths please ?
Reproduction in my opinion.
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