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#1 drb 1643

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Posted 08 April 2017 - 07:01 PM

I picked this up several years ago and still have not been able to find out exactly what this is. It looks like it could be made by a Japanese dress sword company but the only markings are the serial numbers that match on the drag and the handle. Does anyone know what this is?
Thank you very much,
Tom Foster

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#2 angus

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Posted 08 April 2017 - 07:27 PM

What you have is a Thai Royal Navy Sword,,

I would do an image search using this as the search subject..


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#3 Bruce Pennington

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Posted 08 April 2017 - 07:53 PM

Tom,



I see someone knowledgeable posted on this as I was typing

That is one very unusual sword!!! It would be nice to see better pics of the blade.

#4 vajo

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Posted 08 April 2017 - 08:21 PM

Royal Thai or SIAMESE Naval officer s sword

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#5 brannow

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 06:32 AM

I have one of these and will post photos for comparison.  Mine is Japanese made.



#6 Bruce Pennington

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 07:03 PM

I don't know Thai weapons at all, but could the emblem on the handle and be the "Manchurian Sorghum badge (item vii) Fuller page 186?

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#7 Beater

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 10:14 PM

The general style of this sword is like that used by the Royal Navy with obvious changes to the hilt ornament - an elephant rather than lion and the cipher on the guard. Swords of this type were made both by Wilkinson Swords in England and in Germany by Eichorn, for the Siam and Thai navy.

A similar sword is discussed here:

http://www.swordforu...nt-pommel-sword

It shows pattern drawings supplied by Mr Wilkinson-Latham, a direct relative of the famous sword-making firm.
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#8 drb 1643

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 12:17 AM

Thank you all very much for the information. Bruce as requested here are pictures of the blade. It is a parade chrome plated unsharpened blade. There are no manufacturers marks anywhere and I also thought that was a sorghum emblem hence why I was thinking Japanese manufacturer. I see no way of removing the hilt as the nut seems peened and polished.
Thanks again for everyone's help.
Tom

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