Very new to this but this forum seems to have the right people to answer my possibly very naive questions with kindness. I've had this sword/rapier leaning in a corner of my room for decades. Finally, cleaning things up a bit. The photo search matches the description of an antique Masonic Knights Templar Ceremonial Sword. It is engraved but what is very curious is that the name of the engraving is Peter Knapp. Is it possible that this was owned by thee Peter Knapp, Peter Jones Knapp, who fought for the Union, survived the dreaded Andersonville prison camp in Georgia, and whose ashes were laid to rest finally in 2014 in Willamette National Cemetery, being the first Civil War veteran to be buried in Oregon's largest military graveyard? And also the same Peter Knapp who met the confederate soldier who coughed up the bullet he himself shot into him 58 years prior? I imagine there is the possibility of more Peter Knapp who could own such a sword. In any case, the manufacturer name is FS Armstrong & Co. Chicago. When I learn to post pictures I will attach them right away. Thanks in advance for your patience...
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waxbytes: ... and the hand is still attached to the arm ...etc.
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