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I hope that the sword experts here can help with a more complete identification of this sword...

It is an Italian marine sword, of that I am pretty sure. It also appears to be of 20th century manufacture (finishing is not good enough for the 19th)

But how can I tell that it is WW2 period?

There is only very limited information to be found online on the Italian WW2 marine at the moment...

It has all the accoutrements, so hopefully that will help.

Best regards,

Herman

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I've seen them before and WW2 I think is a good estimate - the blade etching might help narrow down the possibilities. Best Regards, Fred

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Many thanks for your reply, Fred!

Will make some close-up pictures from the etchings.

Best regards,

Herman


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Here are a couple of pictures of the etchings.

I can see: an anchor, a roman column, a star, a steering wheel, a ship and flower and the usual leaf decorations...

Many thanks,

Herman

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Herman, I was hoping to see in the etching an indicator of the Naval Coat of Arms of the time which is distinctive that would put it in or before WWII. But I don't see it one way or the other. With my Thanks for adding the images, I'm sorry that I was not successful. Best Regards, Fred

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Hi Fred,

I have to thank you for your efforts!
Great to have people like you on the site(s), who are always ready to help fellow collectors!

Best regards,

Herman

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