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Offline Bat 2919

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Saber Repair
« on: April 03, 2018, 02:44:50 pm »
I happened upon an original 1872 U. S. Cavalry Officers Saber over the weekend.  Needless to say, it now has a new owner.  

The saber is in very good condition but the scabbard is missing it's "Drag" (Scabbard Tip Protector.)  Does anyone have any suggestions on who may be able to do a proper repair/replacement of this tip.  This sword is so much lighter and more elegant than the reproduction club I had been wearing.
« Last Edit: April 03, 2018, 07:25:42 pm by Bat 2919 »
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Re: Saber Repair
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2018, 06:26:05 pm »
I've always been amazed how much lighter and handier real fighting blades are than the cheap reproductions.  Good get!
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Re: Saber Repair
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2018, 08:39:45 pm »
I bought an 1897 pattern Edward VIII infantry sword to go with my Royal Engineers tunic years ago. It does have a feel to it. It's certainly the look with a big Webley hanging on one side and the sword on the other. To mount a charge with only it in hand would have been fools courage but courage non the less. I think I would have carried the Webley in one hand and the sword in the other but reloads would be rather difficult.
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Re: Saber Repair
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2018, 08:41:06 am »
I saw a segment (For some reason I think it was on American Rifleman TV) on a company that restores Marmalukes. (did I spell that right Dale?) If you could find that video that company might be able to help you; if nothing else, I'll bet they could guide you to a company that could do the work.
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Re: Saber Repair
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2018, 10:06:04 am »
For what it's worth, it's Mameluke.  You were pretty close!
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Re: Saber Repair
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2018, 10:50:15 am »
Contact Atlanta Cutlery and ask what they suggest.  They have been very helpful to me in the past.
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Re: Saber Repair
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2018, 01:22:19 pm »
i believe drags where brazed in place, so to remount one would require heat.....would probably mar the scabbard plating?

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Re: Saber Repair
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2018, 05:54:35 pm »
Interesting note RE: Mameluke Sword for a short time (a number of years) the regulation changed and the 1850 Foot Officers sword was the regulation sword for Marine Officers.  Not a popular regulation change ended up being changed back.
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Re: Saber Repair
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2018, 09:30:40 am »
i believe drags where brazed in place, so to remount one would require heat.....would probably mar the scabbard plating?

No evidence of brazing on the scabbard.  Has slits top and bottom that are wider at the end away from the tip of the scabbard.  The repro 1860 I have has screws top and bottom where the slits in the original are.  Photos of other originals also appear to show screws in the same locations.
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Re: Saber Repair
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