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Old Sword Found in storage shed

Article about: Hi everyone- I found this sword in a storage shed and was not sure if it was old or made to look old. I've listed the stamps on the guard and spine of the blade. I would love some informatio

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    Hi everyone- I found this sword in a storage shed and was not sure if it was old or made to look old. I've listed the stamps on the guard and spine of the blade. I would love some information if anyone has any idea about the history.

    length tip to butt 25.1/2"
    blade 19 5/8"
    handle 6"
    guard 5"
    blade thickness 2/8"
    weight 3 lbs.

    The handle is brass and the blade as you can see was made to cut on one side and saw on the reverse side. Full tang. Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks
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    Well, imho it is real and not just made to look old. Sorry I can't help with country of origin or date for you though. Hopefully some one with more knowledge in this area will be able to help you.
    Nice find though
    Regards, Simon.

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    Sorry, forgot to mention that the handle looks French.
    Hope this helps.

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    cmntgo100, mid 19th Century Imperial German 'Faschinenmesser' Pioneer short sword with sawback, used by Pioneer and Artillery troops for use in defence/offence and helping in construction work.......breastworks, earthworks, emplacements etc..
    This one is marked to E.B.5.111. 'Eisenbahn-Betriebs Kompanie, waffen # 111. (5th Railway management company, hundred and eleventh weapon.) It a nice piece to own, especially when one found it !
    "The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
    G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)

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    Great information! Thanks for that great history lesson!

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    Quote by cmntgo100 View Post
    Great information! Thanks for that great history lesson!
    The best you could get!
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Would anyone have any idea what this sword would be worth if I were to sell it. I have no idea what the value would be or where to find out. Thanks

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