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Please help me ID this sword!

Article about: I am hoping some of the experts in this forum can help me identify this sword (See attached photos). An older gentleman is offering to sell me this sword for \\$350. At first glance, it looks

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    I am hoping some of the experts in this forum can help me identify this sword (See attached photos). An older gentleman is offering to sell me this sword for $350. At first glance, it looks like a typical Army sword, but as you can see in the photos there are some interesting differences. Any idea what this sword is? Is this a bad reproduction?


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    These photos seem to hide more than they show...are better photos available?
    cheers, Glenn

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    Hey Glenn,

    Unfortunately, those are the only two photos he has provided - though I can ask him for more detailed ones. Which areas should I ask him to focus on?

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    Close-ups of any Maker's Mark, clearer photos of the grip and that eagle/swastika (not impressed, the pics are so dark)...I hope others will offer their opinions.

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    The soft detailing and the very crude and unusual swastika does not "instill a whole lot of confidence".....Indian or Chinese manufacture?
    William

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

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    It looks like a modern Chinese poor quality copy to me. Which is what I believe some better pictures will show. Fred

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    Hi Mark! Welcome to the forum....yes please by all means..when you get the opportunity..more photos would be useful. Some of our seasoned collecotrs can detect a fake just by a few photos and under poorly lit conditions..but for total reference purposes..as Big MacGlenn specifically popinted out areas of interest. Enjoy your stay here..take alook around..there is alot to see...Regards Larry
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    I would have to agree, very poor detailing,the lions head looks more like a Chinese dragons,and generally the craftsmanship is lacking ,the swastika is very suspect

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    Looks nothing like my lion head sword, and mine is original

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    Bad reproduction indeed!
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