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  1. #1
    us
    May 2013
    Jupiter, FL
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    So I found a sword!!!

    Found it in the woods about 3 feet deep. Found using my Whites Industrial PRL-1 which goes pretty deep so I use it for going hunting in the woods. I honestly thought it was an old pipe of some sort but I guess not! It's marked "1851" "Mitteh" anyone have any info on that? Had no luck online.

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    us
    May 2013
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    Also it was wrapped in an old cloth.

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    us
    Apr 2013
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    very beautiful looking sword! nice find, did you happen to save the cloth? I wanna see what that kind of stuff looks like being in the ground! hh

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    us
    Aug 2013
    OC, CA
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    Very cool! Congratulations on a rare find!


    We are not what we take, we are what we leave.

  5. #5

    Aug 2014
    California
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    That is pretty awesome...

  6. #6
    de
    Dec 2013
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    wow, gz on nice find! :thumbup:

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  7. #7
    us
    Coin licker

    Jun 2013
    New Jersey
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    Nice saber, good luck with the ID.
    I love this hobby so much, now I'm a coin licker!

  8. #8
    us
    Jul 2014
    western NC
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    great looking sword

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    Fantastic find .

  10. #10
    us
    Nov 2012
    Nashville
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    That is a cool find for sure.Hopefully someone will come along and help you get an ID on what you have found.
    "What if it's not just another pull tab?" - Lance

    “Fancy some lemonade Lance?” - Sheila

  11. #11
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    da book worm--researcher

    Feb 2007
    callahan,fl
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    ok it is a US model 1851 heavy cavalry saber "sword" aka as "the wrist breaker"

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    da book worm--researcher

    Feb 2007
    callahan,fl
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    ok it is a US model type 1851 heavy cavalry sword (saber) the mitte h-- means "group H" in german (so possible made by germans for import to America for use during the civil war) ----this type of sword would have been used in the civil war by both sides --its nickname was --the wrist breaker ---likely it was a confederate sword(smuggled in thru Engllish suppliers by rebel blockade runners) that was buried when the union troops took control of the area rather than turn in --the confederate owner simply buried it , so it would not be found if his house was searched -- the union troops would arrest you if they found out you were a rebel..and burn your house down leaving you wife and kids homeless , as well as taking any horses and live stock . (finding a sword in a florida home during the civil war would get it burnt down and the husband and older boys arrested * unless they were enlisted in the union army)

    I say confederate since the union troops would not need to "hide the sword" by burying it --however a confederate would..
    Last edited by ivan salis; Sep 03, 2014 at 07:50 AM.
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  13. #13

    Mar 2012
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    Nice digs.

  14. #14
    us
    Jan 2014
    Newton, NC
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    Very nice saber and in wonderful condition. Congratulations.

  15. #15
    us
    Jul 2013
    Midwest
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    Congrats on the find, awesome!

 

 
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