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Swords US
US WWII Era USMC Officers Sword & Transport Case, Named

Swords US
US WWII Era USMC Officers Sword & Transport Case, Named

Item #51177 : Original era manufacture. The regulation Mameluke pattern sword adopted by theUnited States Marines around 1825, supposedly patterned after a sword presented to Lieutenant O'Bannon by Ottoman Prince Hamet, after the first Barbary War in 1805.Thirty-one inch polished steel blade with etched panels on each side, and with the original owners name engraved on the reverse side in Gothic script, L.E. Durning. Light dusting of surface corrosion to the blade, otherwise bright. Simple brass cross guard with traces of its original gilding remaining, dark cream color composition grips, with no cracks or chips. Dent free chrome finished scabbard with gilded brass fittings in sound condition. Slipped through the suspension loops is a braided leather sword knot. Brown leather transport case with the initials L.E.D. U.S.M.C. in gold lettering on the flap. The ends of the securing straps are broken off, with the remainder of the case being sound, but with surface dryness in evidence. A very handsome pattern sword to be sure, and with the original leather carrying case with owners initials.

Price: $385.00

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