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  1. #1
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    Folks look

    at what I stumbled across yesterday. First I found the scabbard throat, then the handle and then the finnial. 12 feet away I found the rest of the sword drove into the ground. The handguard and the piece that goes thru the handle are bent over but I will take it. Has anybody got any idea why the sword would have been driven into the ground ? Perhaps a picket pin?...d2
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  2. #2

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    Re: Folks look

    D2, Could Very Well Be A Grave Marker For An Infintry Officer Or An NCO. What Is The History Of The Area ? Battle Field, Hospital, Camp ? trk5capt...

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    It was an over night camp...d2

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    Re: Folks look

    That is a fantastic find! I found part of a sword blade near a skirmish site. I can only imagine how you felt when you found the entire sword. WTG!
    Mike

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    Re: Folks look

    Great find d2!! congrats. Do some research on that area, there may be a reason that was drove into the ground that way. Good luck and HH.

    kenb

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    Feb 2007
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    Re: Folks look

    wow that rocks, go back there surely more stuff in that area that is a find of a lifetime to me. congrats........

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    Re: Folks look

    D2, when you say drove into the ground, was it up to the handle? Or was it sticking out of the ground? Either way, nice find.

    Sentinel



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    Re: Folks look

    It was drove deeper than the hand guard. The handguard and blade were about 6 inches deeper than the top of the ground. The scabbard throat and other parts were laying about 12 feet from where the sword was in the ground...d2

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    Re: Folks look

    I'm thinkin grave marker.

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    Re: Folks look

    Yes indeed, most likely a grave marker then.



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    Re: Folks look

    What a fantastic find! Why would it be twelve feet in distance if it was a grave?
    Are you going back? If So, I would place some type of marker on that grave in exchange for the sword if you do believe it was a grave marker....
    I go a great distance,while some are considering whether they will start today or tomorrow

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    Re: Folks look

    Oh my gawd...

    No way was it a picket pin... not a horse on the planet woulda' stayed tied to that with out breaking it.

    I think that is one of the most excellent finds I've seen in a while! (To me anyway!)

    I would have smiled myself to death!!!!!

    Great Job finding ALL of it!

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    Re: Folks look

    I am going back tommorow to check the theory of grave marker. If it turns out to be so I will put something there to take the place of the sword. I hope he wasnt buried with all his accouterments Just joking folks, I thought about that the day I found the sword and checked, if there ever was anyone there they aint there now...d2

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    Re: Folks look

    Alright! That's what I like to see.

    Good find.

    Burt
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