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Welcome to 'Old Swords' - Antique Sword Identification and Research

This is an exciting and comprehensive site to help identify antique swords and is designed to hold a vast library of information of use to the antique sword collector. We wish to promote the study of antique swords. We have a huge image library of thousands of swords and hundreds of examples of official patterns/models from many different nations.

The site is designed to help collectors identify swords in their collections. It is the largest online resource of its type on the Internet and has been successfully assisting collectors identify swords for nearly 10 years.

We have approx 55,000 images of over 6,500 swords. Over 700 recognizable models/patterns and a gallery consisting of over 300 official/government patterns from 21 different nations.

The site has some very useful tools including amongst others……

  • Database - Thousands of swords that can be searched using a variety of methods.
  • Gallery – A gallery of official national patterns.
  • Makers – Details of thousands of makers and retailers. Including a method to identify a company from a partial name or address.

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Sword of the Day Book of the Day
Nation : Danish
Arm : Infantry
Model : 1854
Title : Armes Blanches Francaises
Author : Lhoste, Jean & Buigne, Jean-Jacques
Upcoming Events Date
Wallis & Wallis (Lewes, UK)
Auction
April 29th, 2014
Bonhams - Knightsbridge (London, UK)
Arms and Armour auction.
April 30th, 2014
Cowans (Cincinnati, US)
Firearms and Early Militaria Auction
April 30th, 2014
Rock Island Auction Company (Rock Island, US)
Auction
May 2nd, 2014
Hertsmere Fine Antique Arms Fair (London-Elstree, UK)
Antique Arms Fair
June 1st, 2014
San Francisco Bonhams (San Francisco, US)
Antique Arms and Armour
June 9th, 2014
Wallis & Wallis (Lewes, UK)
Auction
June 10th, 2014
Birmingham Arms Fair (Birmingham, UK)
Antique Arms Fair
June 15th, 2014
Thomas Del Mar Ltd (London, UK)
Auction
June 25th, 2014
Rock Island Auction Company (Rock Island, US)
Auction
June 27th, 2014
To see more than the next 10 events click here.

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British Cavalry Swords by Richard Dellar

 

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Edged weapons, in one form or another, have been the primary arm for the past millennium and even today, in the age of weapons of mass destruction, the sword is still a symbol of honor and tradition. It is still sometimes carried by officers of every major country in the world.

This site mainly focuses on the period from 1700 - 1945 covering swords from such conflicts as :

  • American War of Independence
  • Napoleonic Wars
  • War of 1812
  • Spanish American War
  • Crimea
  • American Civil War
  • World Wars I & II
  • ..... and many others from the period.
Louis J Dianni

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