I came across a sword in among some theatrical props stored in a loft for, probably, decades.
I wonder if anyone has any knowledge what it is?
My somewhat limited knowledge suggests Indian subcontinent. It doesn't seem very ornate . The handle is a 'functional wood with no guard and the brass fittings are solid and again functional. It has the number 1916 on the blade is this a date or a model number?. There is also a an unclear makers mark ( I assume) , this appears to be couple of crossed lines with a sort of feathering at the top of each . There may be some lettering. The blade and the brass fittings on the scabbard have a capital A in an old font impressed into them . The blade also has an A with what might be a crown on top .
The scabbard is a hardened leather with brass fittings The blade is about 17 inches in a straight line from tip to hilt.
I guess you get loads of questions like this but Iwould be grateful for any pointers.
My first thought is it looks a lot like Windlass' "Russian Kindjal" but, perhaps, a few models ago. I can't speak to the markings; they could be replicated or this may well be an original...but I doubt that.
I've also seen this type of kindjal called "bebut" in many places.
christain: Don't feel alone, Scott. I gotta work Sunday while the rest of the family has Easter dinner. That's okay though...I'll just eat double when I get home.
Apr 21, 2019 0:11:34 GMT
ouroboros: Sorry Scott. Hope time off comes soon
Apr 20, 2019 18:33:48 GMT
Scott: I'm working all weekend
Apr 20, 2019 17:39:39 GMT
ouroboros: Easter Greetings to you too!
Apr 20, 2019 14:32:37 GMT
brothersteel: Finishing up "The Robe" as we're prepping for tomorrow. Seeing the one sword fight in the film last night, I laugh inwardly at how much Olympic fencing still reigned in Hollywood in those days. A blessed Easter to all!
Apr 20, 2019 14:23:49 GMT
ouroboros: Highway between us and Ottawa that follows the river is closed today for some flood proofing and sandbag work ... and 6 of 6 seedlings are showing their first set o leaves in the grow space under 600w of led lighting...
Apr 20, 2019 12:34:26 GMT
ouroboros: Got 2 crazies of 11 and 7 years home with me today. Just ended morning tachikaze session and the weathers gearing up for another wet day.
Apr 20, 2019 12:32:51 GMT
redscorpion: yeah, cars. Always spending money on those things. I just had to put spark plugs in my older Jag. $300 just about covers cost of materials (plugs and gaskets) - then it's a 4 hour job to change them out.
Apr 20, 2019 11:02:17 GMT
christain: TGIF, y'all....Anyone have any cool weekend plans ? Perfect weather tomorrow for Ren-Fest here, but after having to drop $300 on car repairs ....maybe next weekend/paycheck. Even had my kit packed up and ready.
Apr 20, 2019 3:09:55 GMT
redscorpion: Ah, I see now. I stand (or rather sit) corrected. Nice seax. Been thinking about picking one up for myself.
Apr 19, 2019 1:16:10 GMT
christain: Congrats, Nord! Nice looking seax you have there. You've waited patiently, and now...the reward! When you decide you want a Viking longship replica built, I know a couple'a guys.....
Apr 18, 2019 23:59:48 GMT
nerdthenord: Lol, I posted pictures Scorp. In my own thread and the new acquisitions thread.
Apr 18, 2019 22:48:45 GMT
redscorpion: Good for you, Nord! But.... no pictures = never happened.
Apr 18, 2019 22:25:43 GMT
nerdthenord: Well, I pick up my seax Tuesday, which is just perfect lol.
Apr 18, 2019 15:27:01 GMT
Djinnobi ☽✮☾: Yea thanks for viewing my thread, chris!
Apr 18, 2019 6:30:38 GMT
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