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    Any knife/sword collectors?

    I have a decent sized knife collection.

    I made this thread because I found this old sword stuffed in my great grandmas closet when she died. The only thing I can make out on it is that it says MADE IN INDIA. I can get pics, but I figured this was a pretty big longshot.

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    Post the pictures... I am a knife and sword enthusiast. Love the blade, sometimes more than my rifles and pistols.

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    Sorry my camera/room lighting blows.









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    I'm pretty into knives. I've got a couple I'm lookin for as well... anyone ever heard of a "jaguar" brand knife?

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    Some sort of Indian Cavalry trooper's sword?

    Does it have the maker's name stamped on it, such as Wilkinson or Mole?

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    I cant find ANYTNING on it. Where would it be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3000crazy View Post
    I'm pretty into knives. I've got a couple I'm lookin for as well... anyone ever heard of a "jaguar" brand knife?
    I have seen that etch on a couple Italian made automatic knives. Here is an Italian Camper with that etch.
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    A good way to store 'em

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    Quote Originally Posted by EZnTn View Post

    A good way to store 'em
    LOL, that's definitely the funniest, most creative knife block I've seen.


    Hard Attack,
    perhaps you could take some better pics of the sword because I don't think the lighting exposure could really get much worse than it is in your shots. Try taking some pics in the daytime and I'll see if I can tell if it's worth anything decent.


    I've been an edged weapon afficionado ever since I was a kid. Began collecting knives then and swords later and learning more along the way (as well as how to use them). Current collection is a little sparse. I have a Paul Chen Ch'ing Tai Chi sword, a Fred Chen Shuang Shao Chien and a traditional Japanese construction folded, forged and tempered cane sword (unfortunately, not authentic).

    I tend to only collect usable swords as opposed to SLO's i.e Sword Like Objects, eg. the wallhangers you see in the 'Oriental' stores. SLO's LOOK like swords but aren't. They're made for decoration, not to be used. Attempting to actually use one is dangerous. Any 'sword' stamped 'Stainless Steel" can be classified an SLO. Real swords are made of carbon steel and tempered for a medium between edge retention and strength (resilience to impact). The chrome content required to make steel 'stainless' renders it too brittle for a proper sword.

    The wallhangers and SLO's are made of Stainless Steel for 2 reasons:
    1) They aren't meant to ever be used
    2) Stainless Steel requires hardly any care to prevent rust. Real swords made from carbon steel ALL require periodic care to prevent corrosion and rust even if they are never used.

    Reason NUMBER 1 to never try to use a Stainless Steel SLO:

    See what I meant about SS being brittle?

    In addition, many SLO's use stub or rat tail tangs to attach the blades to the hilt/handles, i.e they don't have real tangs meant to hold the blade in the hilt/handle under the impact of a real sword cut. The blade may not break but the stub tang may break (and some of them aren't even anchored, only glued in the handle). Sure you might get lucky and take a few swings without the sword breaking or flying off the hilt, but to use one for anything more than a decoration is like playing Russian roulette with a loaded pistol, it's a matter of when, not if.

    Tameshigiri (Japanese sword cutting practiced on bundles of reeds or rolled tatami) on the other hand can be safe and enjoyable with the proper instruction (and of course, a real sword). The truth though, is that even authentic Japanese swords are not indestructible. I've seen authentically made (and yes, even authentic historic swords) bent and even broken with sword cuts, performed on mere rolled tatami (straw) mats, with poor technique. Makes it laughable when you watch the flailing antics of Hollywood actors.


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