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    Bruce R.

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  1. Irregardless of how or why it ended up where it is, it should go back. If they had something that we’d consider a national treasure we’d be screaming bloody murder about it.
  2. Where I come from giving your boss gifts is kissing ass. They probably did more damage to the blade with their fingers all over it than it ever had since it was made.
  3. The owner didn’t give it to Truman, it was a confiscated weapon. Some kiss-ass general presented to Truman. It should go back.
  4. If the sword in the Truman library is considered a Japanese national treasure, why don’t we give it back ?
  5. Thanks for the ID ! It’s hard to find any info on the European style swords, I only have this one book.
  6. Even without the fouled anchor ?
  7. I photographed all of the markings. There appears to be 5 characters.
  8. But what does it mean ? I may have taken the photos upside down, I don’t know.
  9. Yes, I was wondering if you knew anything about the cords and tassels, I figured it might be the tell all with the thing. One cord and tassel was bright orange, the other was royal purple and they were fastened under the handle wrapping somehow. Anyway, here’s more pix of the parade sword, I hope they show what you wanted to see. There are no navy or police markings.
  10. I'm at work right now but I'll get more pics when I get home. Can you scroll my past posts ? There's a drawing I posted . I haven't figured out how to do a PM yet.
  11. Would discarding it and restoring the wooden scabbard be an option ?
  12. What do you do with the leather field scabbard that’s falling apart due to old age ?
  13. I know this is not a valuable sword, but it’s still a piece of history and I like it and it was cheap. It’s an army parade sword and if anyone has the time, I’d like to know what the markings say. They appear to both be the same on the tang and the guard. I’m hoping it’s a Manufacturing date. Thanks.
  14. Thanks Guys, I don't know if I'll ever learn all the proper names for this stuff, I thought a ricasso was some type of barbecue grill.
  15. Looks like its made of steel
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