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EBay wz.21 sword engraved 11p U #190594286150

Article about: Gentlemen, Has anyone seen this sword being offered on Ebay? It is a wz.21 sword with an engraved blade but the 11 P U is also etched into the blade. I have seen old and new Borowski wz.21 s

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    Default EBay wz.21 sword engraved 11p U #190594286150

    Gentlemen,

    Has anyone seen this sword being offered on Ebay?
    It is a wz.21 sword with an engraved blade but the 11 P U is also etched into the blade. I have seen old and new Borowski wz.21 swords but never with a unit engraved on it. Obviously I have not seen that many originals to compare it with but I was looking for some feedback or input from those who know.

    Thanks,

    Piwo

    Rare WWI-WWII Polish HONOR SWORD w/ Engraved Blade | eBay
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    Let me preface this by saying I am not an expert, but something about this saber doesn't sit well with me.

    I have seen wz.21/22 sabers with unit markings, albeit not in this exact format. The 1914 date doesn't add up, as the 11 Pulk Ulanow was formed in 1918. In fact, no "official" Polish formations really existed at that time (I Brigade of the Polish Legions were formed - on paper - in December 1914).

    Also, the eagle appears to be Prussian rather than Polish; the crown appears to be a crude addition, but it could be the photos.

    Anyone with more experience able to shed some light?

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    On second thought, 1914 date appears to be correct. See the regimental badge:http://www.grawerapanasiuk.pl/II_RP_pliki/11pu.jpg

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    On quick glance the saber looks good to me. No immediate red flags pop up. The blade etching details including the eagle and motto are very characteristic of early Borowski products, and look spot on. True, the Ďstockí Borowski products did not have any unit designations in their blade embellishment. However, Borowski took custom orders, which is what we have here. Evidently made for an officer of this cavalry regiment. A desirable piece.

    The auction closes in several hours and the price remains tantalizingly low. Hmmm . . .

    Cheers,
    Tony
    All thoughts and opinions expressed are those of my own and should not be mistaken for medical and/or legal advice.

    "Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday." - John Wayne

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    I've looked the saber over a little closer. In my opinion it's genuine.

    For the record here are several pics of the saber in question. Only a few of the forty the seller posted. He sure didnít skimp on providing pictures.

    Regards,
    Tony
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    All thoughts and opinions expressed are those of my own and should not be mistaken for medical and/or legal advice.

    "Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday." - John Wayne

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    What sort of market value are these going for guys? Lets say dealer price? I see this one is at $1100 with a few hours to go!

    Dan

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    I canít comment on a dealer price per se, but three years ago when the market peaked a saber like this with custom etching could easily have seen an internet auction result of $2500+.
    All thoughts and opinions expressed are those of my own and should not be mistaken for medical and/or legal advice.

    "Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday." - John Wayne

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    Winning bid: US $4,650.00
    [ 40 bids ]
    Approximately £2,901.54

    WOW!!!!!

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    There you go. As is often the case the real bidding took place in the dying seconds. Iím not at all surprised at that result. As mentioned earlier, it is a desirable saber. It appears that the market may be recovering.

    Regards,
    Tony
    All thoughts and opinions expressed are those of my own and should not be mistaken for medical and/or legal advice.

    "Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday." - John Wayne

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    I stand corrected.

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