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  1. horseclover

    Photos WC Lilley Knights of Pythius sword real or knock-off?

    If it is The M.C.Lilley & Co. . Yes, Columbus Ohio and the company also acquired the Henderson-Ames Sword Company. With the sword so marked with 'The', that would put it between 1882-1925. Just M.C.Lilley&Co. between 1865-1882...
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    We need a Machete sub forum

    What this thread needs is more smatchet. This section has also kind of been the default for spears, hammers an other sundry items and thoughts. Cheers GC
  3. horseclover

    Colonial American hunting sword (home improvement)

    Nicely done Dan! Cheers GC
  4. horseclover

    Help identifying saber, please!?

    That was really my first impression. A civilian branch of government and parts of the hilt strike me as Italian (or one of several sates/kingdoms). There are other countries nearby. I don't believe it to be South American......but. Cheers GC
  5. horseclover

    Help identifying saber, please!?

    No more replies for it yet. I had posted the photos to a facebook group. A location where there are lots of eyes. https://www.facebook.com/groups/iascpost
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    Help identifying saber, please!?

    Blade length. Center of the blade to the point in a straight line. My mental guess was 24". The first thoughts elsewhere was Italian infantry late 19th century but that doesn't fit with what I usually see. Cheers GC
  7. horseclover

    Help identifying saber, please!?

    It has a pretty short blade (dimensions you might share). A possible Italian police sword, early 20th century.
  8. horseclover

    Help identifying saber, please!?

    What does an Ames 1937 saber look like? If you are regarding an 1837 contract of the m1833, I don't see a lot of resemblance aside from being a curved blade with wholly different mounts. Even the blade type itself is completely different...
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    Can you tell me about this sword !? TOLEDO

    Simply the difference between an obvious decorator and a reproduction better drawn from reality. To infinity and beyond
  10. horseclover

    Can you tell me about this sword !? TOLEDO

    Italian, eastern European. http://www.deltin.net/2152.htm The S guard in this case simply exaggerated to be like an A-10 Warthog. Cheers GC
  11. horseclover

    Can you cut a bottle in half without shattering it?

    Personally, I used to save the 1/2" thick walled cardboard silica impregnated pallet wrap cores and we would cut those freestanding with some of the Euro swords. The katana failed time and again. The cores are similar to the tubes used for newsprint paper. Again, free standing. We would also...
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    Can you cut a bottle in half without shattering it?

    I also posted a good video that includes chopping the top off water filled bottles after the 22 minute mark. https://www.fite.tv/video/budo-the-art-of-killing/3fca60157ebfb9b4f69930d6d5dcf2/
  13. horseclover

    Are Machetes classified as swords?

    The sword is a Hanwei Golden Oriole and a real brick. Staged but pretty convincing :D Look closely at the the piece on the stand being propped up at an angle. The flying piece was tossed into the frame. The photographer was Tom Carr and while having a Texas gathering long ago. Cheers GC
  14. horseclover

    Are Machetes classified as swords?

    The photos are not a product of photoshop.
  15. horseclover

    Are Machetes classified as swords?

    See after the 22 minute mark https://www.fite.tv/video/budo-the-art-of-killing/3fca60157ebfb9b4f69930d6d5dcf2/
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    Some guidance sought

    Atta boy.
  17. horseclover

    Are Machetes classified as swords?

    "Cutacha --- sword or fighting machete. Machete de monte --- bush or jungle machete." http://therionarms.com/articles/cutacha/index.html https://www.oregonknifeclub.org/Newsletter%201204.pdf https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/collins-co-lobo-swords.1706722/...
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    Are Machetes classified as swords?

    The term comes from the word mallet. ma·chet·e /məˈ(t)SHedē/ Origin late 16th century: from Spanish, from macho ‘hammer’. ``````````````` machete (n.) "heavy knife or cutlass," used as a weapon and tool by the Spanish in the Americas, 1590s (in pseudo-Spanish form macheto), from Spanish...
  19. horseclover

    Help with an old Cup Hilt Rapier

    So some poking around and asking questions lead to a pretty good assessment and counters both my first impression and your mentioning Mexico...
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