Military History/Oriental Sword
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In the second photo, the first sword with a filligree blade and intricate steel-colored hilt. My grandfather obtained one of these exact blades from the Phillipines during his service in WWII (US Navy). I have searched exhaustively without much result as to the identification of this sword/sabre. If you have any information regarding the origins of this antique, i would greatly appreciate it. I am able to forward detailed photographs if they would prove useful for identification purposes. This is the only connection i was able to dig up online of a blade even remotely similar to the one in my possession. Any insight you could give would be greatly appreciated.
I have been unsuccessful in identify the sword in question. The etching on the blade is very unique and not typical for a Philippine blade. My best guess is a custom made Chinese blade, but since there are 2 that changes things. I still think it is a Chinese blade that has been modified. There is website that has a forum that might help.
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Sorry about this and Thank you