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Old 17th August 2021, 07:21 PM   #23
Jim McDougall
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Originally Posted by toaster5sqn View Post
The engraving on the blade seems to say officers sword more than police hanger. Also the shot of it in comparison with the other two hangers shows that if it has been shortened then its original curve was quite extreme. Wildly varying amounts of curvature were another feature of the pre 1803 sabres.

Thats an important observation Robert, engraving would indeed signify an officers sword.....the customs and police hangers were munitions grade.
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