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chad newton
05-27-2020, 08:52 PM
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chad newton
05-27-2020, 08:54 PM
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chad newton
05-27-2020, 08:55 PM
It looks to be Spanish, but I canít tell if itís a replica...

chad newton
05-27-2020, 09:21 PM
I also want to add, the scabbard is original, the owners uncle decided to hit it with a wire wheel or something and cleaned of the patina.

Greg Nichols
05-27-2020, 09:29 PM
The grip looks to be real stingray hide so I don't think the pommel is a replica

chad newton
05-27-2020, 09:45 PM
The grip looks to be real stingray hide so I don't think the pommel is a replica
I am pretty sure your right, I looked up standard issue swords from that time and they had a different pommel but similar grips. It’s almost like it’s an officers sword, but it has no numbers on it. It looks old and real it’s just in good shape.

chad newton
05-27-2020, 09:51 PM
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chad newton
05-27-2020, 09:55 PM
I will research that crest, maybe that will be where my answer is. I found a descriptive site on swords from the Americas and there were a lot more variations that I could ever imagine. I need to find another site like that for eu.

chad newton
05-27-2020, 09:56 PM
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Greg Nichols
05-27-2020, 09:58 PM
It could also be shark skin.

chad newton
05-27-2020, 10:01 PM
It could also be shark skin.
Idk, it looks bitchen though...

CaptShack
05-27-2020, 10:41 PM
Trying not to state the obvious, however, Fab de Toledo, translates to made in Toledo Espana. Toledo Spain is a gorgeous ancient city south of Madrid on the plains of central Spain. It is home to El Greco, the Greek, the famous painter and it also was known for its quality sword making craft. I lived in Madrid for a few years and loved to go to Toledo for an espresso and a Spanish tortilla, which bears no resemblance to a Mexican one.

I found a couple of pics through my Googlefu. One of a Spanish 1897 infantry sword with a very similar blade. Another picture of a very similar Spanish Lion Head Hilt, but the blade in that one looked a little more ornate. Greg I believe is correct, and most definitely an officer's sword. I am no sword expert, but I am surprised to see such an ornate hilt with such a plain blade. If you search google images for Spanish Lion Head Hilt, you will find some similar images. There is also a swordforum.com that you might be able to post you pics on that might get some answers.
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BigEd63
05-28-2020, 03:29 AM
Do slight variances come from officers maybe being required to furnish their own weaponry?

Jonathon_Spaf
05-28-2020, 08:07 AM
MyArmoury.com has a good sword forum; those guys would be able to ID it for you.

Sleestak
05-28-2020, 09:14 AM
You could send the pics to Matt Easton at Schola Gladiatora.

chad newton
05-28-2020, 03:50 PM
You could send the pics to Matt Easton at Schola Gladiatora.
Who is that?

chad newton
05-28-2020, 04:10 PM
Found him and sent an email. I appreciate it and I will let you guys know. I like history and I think it’s pretty cool that the sword is in such great shape.

Brent Yamamoto
05-28-2020, 06:24 PM
Matt Easton has a lot if excellent material on his channel.

chad newton
05-28-2020, 07:38 PM
Matt Easton has a lot if excellent material on his channel.
Thank bro...

ARodPDT117
06-02-2020, 12:20 PM
tagging out of interest and to hear the conclusion...very neat

barnetmill
10-12-2020, 02:23 PM
Toledo has been major site of sword manufacture and swords are still made there. IIRC their swords were famous for being springy. Many officers were and maybe still are expected to supply their swords. I believe non-coms get them supplied in most militaries. Going to experts in sword forum is the easy button.


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