Help on a crude sword

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Help on a crude sword

Postby edge213 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:28 am

I picked up this crude sword at a flea market this weekend.
It appears to be hand made. It has some markings stamped in the blade.
My guess this was made in Pakistan (just a guess).
I realize it's a worthless trinket, but it only cost me $10 and I found it a little interesting.
Any information would be appreciated.
31 on overall, 20 in blade
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Re: Help on a crude sword

Postby edge213 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:33 pm

Bump
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Re: Help on a crude sword

Postby doglegg » Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:19 am

Looks like you stumped us David. It is unusual.

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Re: Help on a crude sword

Postby edge213 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:29 am

I guess so dog, I know it has me stummped.
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Re: Help on a crude sword

Postby wizrd » Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:45 pm

Grip appears to be round, or turned - if this is the case - it's not a serious sword. probably made for the export / tourist / souvenir trade. A sword needs a grip that is generally oval, or rectangular or oblong in shape, - this orients the cutting edge to your hand grip - and the long axis of the grip is usually on a plane with the blade. You will find some mid-eastern swords with the long axis of the grip at right angles to the blade, but these also orient the cutting edge, so you are aware of where the edge is at all times. With a round grip, it is very easy to misalign the blade with your cutting stroke, and a misalignment of as little two or three degrees can result in a poorly executed cut, or one that in altogether inneffective. Some types of swords are ONLY made for thrusting or piercing attacks, this type of weapon can be effective with a round grip. (Think of the difference between an icepick and carving knife here.) As to origin, may be Pakistan, India, Nepal, Tibet, anyone's guess.
That being said, I would buy these all day long at that price - and use 'em for cutting brush in my own personal jungle. Good buy!

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Re: Help on a crude sword

Postby Quick Steel » Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:32 pm

It strikes me as Malay. Just an impression. Intended as a decorative and/or tourist item for all the reasons wizrd laid out.
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Re: Help on a crude sword

Postby abrowe » Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:07 pm

Hello edge, I cannot verify the authenticity but it appears to be a Burmese dha sword. Pete

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Re: Help on a crude sword

Postby knife7knut » Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:04 pm

abrowe wrote:Hello edge, I cannot verify the authenticity but it appears to be a Burmese dha sword. Pete

I think Pete may be on to something here.My first thought was Filipino but most of their larger blades(especially the touristy ones)are usually marked "Phillippines" in letters made with a center punch. The end of the scabbard I have seen somewhere before but can't recall exactly where.Looks like a decent blade and you definitely didn't go wrong for the price! ::tu::
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