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Lot 2107
Lot of Three Military Swords

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ARMS & Armour

30 Jun 2003, 10:00 PDT

San Francisco

Lot of Three Military Swords
Comprising: 1) WWII Japanese Police-Style Sword. Having a 22 1/4 inch slightly curved plain blade with brass ferrule. Standard pattern brass hilt with wire-wrapped fishskin grip. Polished steel scabbard with two ring mounts. 2) 19th Century German Infantry Short Sword. Having a 23 1/4 inch curved blade with ricasso marked: P. Knecht/1836; Reverse: Solingen. Single-piece "D" guard with ribbed grip. Black leather scabbard with brass mounts. 3) Contemporary U.S. Naval Officers Sword. Having a 30 3/4 inch straight blade, etched with floral scrolls; nautical motifs and owner's name [John F. Kelley]. Ricasso marked: Made in Toledo/Spain/Stainless. Gilded brass hilt with faux sharkskin grip. Black leather scabbard with gilded brass mounts. Contained in black leather storage case with gilt monogram J.F.K.
Condition: 1) Heavily polished overall with blade showing wear. 2) Good, showing scattered wear and age patina. 3) Near mint.
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