SWORD...At early 1700 field

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Went hunting with treblehunter today.And had not so great hunt this morning. .He did find something cool.Ill let him post..Anyway after he left. I went down the road and seen this really old house (1760) the lady told me after I knocked. ..Anyway I went through me speach and told her I would share ans show hee what I find and she told me go for it but don't bother showing her because she is going to take a nap...lol..I said thanks and went on my way...15 min later I got this big signal was not going to dig but figured what the hell you just never no...Glad I did...About 1 inches down I see this sword handle. ..Was scared to pull it out..I had to stand up and pull amd out pops the hole sword. ..Felt like Excalibur! !!!!
Any help on idea would be great...I think its military. ...Lot of revolutionary going on in the area. ...
 

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I would agree that the sword is a reproduction - the construction lends to that as does the condition of the blade. Still a very cool find.

Thanks Dan..Im pretty sure its a repo also...But ill take it..
 

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Vino, was the Sword and the 1832 Belt Plates found at the same site? If so, could the association of the verified 1832 artillery plates adds credibility to the artillery sword possibly being an original issue item from the same period? Maybe the artillery sword is a lesser known variant?
 
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Vino, was the Sword and the 1832 Belt Plates found at the same site? If so, could the association of the verified 1832 artillery plates adds credibility to the artillery sword possibly being an original issue item from the same period? Maybe the artillery sword is a lesser known variant?

it was a couple of Acres away..it was part of the same farm back then...So who knows???
 

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IT'S NOT A REPRODUCTION!

I would agree that the sword is a reproduction - the construction lends to that as does the condition of the blade. Still a very cool find.

This is NOT A REPRODUCTION. It is some variant of the Gladius style used so much in France. Britain also used this style. For example, see the British musicians sword picture I've attached. That's almost a match.
 

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This appears to be identical to yours sword.jpg French Mle1832 Short Sword
 

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Vino, here is a better picture - a definate match sword2.jpg French Mle1832 Short Sword
 

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This is NOT A REPRODUCTION. It is some variant of the Gladius style used so much in France. Britain also used this style. For example, see the British musicians sword picture I've attached. That's almost a match.

Tommy, how did you end up opening up this thread again.
Also, thanks for the id, very interesting. Back when George found this I was suggesting the tie to the buckle, first day he found it. I bet both are a marriage.
 

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WOW !!! What a find !! BANNER for sure
 

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Vino! Coins and swords. You do everything in big style!

Congrats

-Happy Hunting!
 

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