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A most peculiar sword

Article about: I have only grabbed a couple of pictures off the net as this peculiar sword is on it's way to me. My opinion at the moment before it arrives is that it could be a liberated Gendarmerie Royal

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    I have only grabbed a couple of pictures off the net as this peculiar sword is on it's way to me.
    My opinion at the moment before it arrives is that it could be a liberated Gendarmerie Royale weapon that has had 2 Nazi plates knocked up and soldered to the hilt.
    Note how the swastika is the wrong way round.

    Either that, or it is a hunk of junk destined to adorn my office out of reach and nearly out of sight.

    What do you edged weapon men think?

    All the best
    Doug


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    Like you said, it very much looks like an Imperial era lion head sword with 2 absurdly backwards swastika plates soldered to it. You can see the crude solder job particularly on the eagles left wing on the guard side. A shame, as it has pretty much ruined a decent sword. Maybe with a miniature torch, the solder could be heated and melted and the plates removed and the piece cleaned up abit?
    William

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

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    Chinese rubbish I think. Poor quality and detailing. Gibberish maker's mark.

    I hope you didn't pay too much money for it.

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    Thanks for your input Wagriff,
    I must admit I am quite intrigued with the naivety of the whole thing.
    I am looking forward to seeing just how good the Nazi applications are.
    I would like to think that it was worn by some cheapskate Polizei Officer who went down the route of converting a sword picked up during WW1 in France rather than splashing out on a nice Eickhorn or Klaas

    What you can’t see at the moment is the curved blade rather than the straight Degen type. I’ll post the pictures when it arrives.

    All the best
    Doug

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    Hello Richie,
    thanks for that, I do think you are wrong as I have seen the nice gold inlay on the blade.
    The makers mark is compatible with the French Gendarmerie Royale blades that I have seen.

    Rest assured …not being an edged weapon collector I never pay too much for anything
    All the best
    Doug

    Quote by Richie B View Post
    Chinese rubbish I think. Poor quality and detailing. Gibberish maker's mark.

    I hope you didn't pay too much money for it.

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    Chinese made as stated by Richie.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Boo Hoo.......Thanks Adrian. Still it was cheap enough to become part of the office Decoration...If I ever get back there.
    Looooooooong holiday at the mo.

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    All details like; oak leaves, lion's head, swas and the eagle must have been made on hand of a very poor description, as non seem to match what they should represent.
    I agree; new item!
    Seems like it was on the forum before as well!?
    cheers
    |<ris
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Quote by Richie B View Post
    Chinese rubbish,,,, Gibberish maker's mark.
    Looks like a logo I seen on a cat food can.

    Glad your your Saladin..there is alot of reference here for you to check out. Enjoy your stay here!!

    This sword will be destined to the " Best Of the Worst thread" so this word as bad as it is ,,,,,,,is not a total loss..as It adds to our data base of horrid fakes for other collectors to view. Regards Larry
    It is not the size of a Collection in History that matters......Its the size of your Passion for it!! - Larry C

    One never knows what tree roots push to the surface of what laid buried before the tree was planted - Larry C

    “The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.” - Winston Churchill

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    I believe the maker of that sword is friskies LOL

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