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Marine sword

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by surpip, May 13, 2005.

  1. surpip

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    Did you know its made in Britian? I did not know that.
    The history channel rocks!!!!!!! I wish modern marvels was on all night, at least I would lean somthing while i was at work
     
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    Yeah, I love the History Channel, History Channel International, and Biography (and Discovery for Mythbusters)

    It's fun to learn!
     
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    Well... if I recall correctly, the first Marine Corps Sword was a gift from GB or France, so it would make sense that it be made over there to this day...
     
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    thats funny, my NCO sword says "made in teledo, spain" on it quite clearly... its not a knock off, I got mine through the "system" when I was in the corps...

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    Actually there are several places in the world that make them. Spain and Israel being the big 2 manufacturers. France being another. All are of similar quality and have the same etchings in every one of them.
     
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    Mines from Toledo Spain also. I need to dig it out and put it up in my new office one day.
     
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    Are these swords ornamental only?
     
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    Well they are not sharpened if that is what your asking. Mainly used these days for ceremonial uses such as Parades or change of command ceremonies. They are really nice swords. You can always find knock offs on ebay for 100 bucks or so. Usually run around 3-400 bucks for an authentic sword and scabbard.
     
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    For $300 I better be able to shear through bones
     
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    i think mine was $325 or so. Cool thing to have, but not really useful for anything. The blade is stainless and not sharpened. You could impale someone with it pretty easily if you wanted to... but I own guns so its not like the opportunity would ever present itself.

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    Not to get off subject but, it's a myth that actual combat swords are sharpened to slice off appendages. They were actually left dull to tear away flesh to hinder healing of the wound. I watch History chanel also.
     
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    That was the place, they said it kinda fast and i was only half listining.
     
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    that depends entirely on the type of sword. The gladius hardly had an edge on it at all... you used it to stab or bludgeon your opponent to death. A japanese katana on the other hand, was designed specifically to slash with its edge. There is a guy who lives in the toolies in Oregon who literally learned to make japanese-style swords from an old japanese master guy in japan (i know, sounds like a bad american kung foo movie)... anyway, to test the blade when he's done, he slices right through thick steel cables. I'd call that a "sharpened" edge. This type of sword could completely bisect a person, even a person wearing japanese armor... that pretty much requires a ridiculously sharp edge.

    Additionally, marine swords are calvary-style sabres... these are also meant to "slash" your opponent... hard to stab at someone while riding by on a horse. This kind of attack requires a sharpened edge on the blade. Its not going to be drop-a-piece-of-silk-and-it-shears-in-half-on-the-blade sharp... but they are still sharpened.

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