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Bought all 6 for 40.00 2 look like bone handels rest are leather and one is a dark wood.4 ingraved 2 are plain they look old and 3 of the scabbards are dated before civil war,mosonic? some have maker marks some dont.Any info would be appreciated.

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looks like bone

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Look to be masonic and knights templar, still a good buy. Mike

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Lodge swords have become collectable in the past few years. I have been surprised at what they bring. You made a good deal and each one should bring more than what you paid for them all.


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Yep: You done good! Many early examples were made by CW sword producers such as the Ames Co in Massachusetts. A lot of the later ones were made by a Company called Lilley which I believe was located in Ohio. These can be accurately dated by the trademark.
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Eric,
You did outstanding! Masonic swords have gone up quite a bit, and at 40 bucks you'll do just fine. Nice!

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oh yeah, for what used to be "crap" swords, they have been doing surprisingly well on ebay mostly selling out of country to Russia & elsewhere.

still nice early bone handles pieces, I am surprised someone hasn't written a book on fraternal memorabilia.


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Originally posted by Mr. Jerry:
oh yeah, for what used to be "crap" swords, they have been doing surprisingly well on ebay mostly selling out of country to Russia & elsewhere.

still nice early bone handles pieces, I am surprised someone hasn't written a book on fraternal memorabilia.

Yeah, thats true as far as I know as well. I've been a member of the "Craft" since 1972 and I know of no book on the subject at all.

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Thanks a lot for the info I appreciate it!Here are 2 trademarks.Morgan-Pugh&Morris Detroit is one.I thought they were worth 6.50 each!Got 2 daggers made in India for 3.00 each too dont know how old they are but not new pakistan ones anyway!

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other maker mark

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Also got these daggers I know they arent worth much but couldnt get hurt for 3.00 each.

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last pic .

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I saw the man I bought all the swords from and he found another scabbard that he just gave me,wish he could find the sword that was in it.Its real fancy and has the words BE THOU FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH AND I WILL GIVE THEE A CROWN OF LIFE.Scabbard is in great cond.and looks old anyone know what this is.

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Eric,

You have a scabbard for a Masonic Knights Templar sword. Notice the entwined "KT" cypher on the scabbard band.

Here is what the sword looks like.

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How is it possible that you can buy 6 old swords for 20 nowadays? incredible .Rob

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Thanks for the pic of the sword,wish I had it, and thanks for the replys,Yes it was a hell of a good yardsale.I thought the swords were old and original,but lodge stuff used to be pretty cheap so I didnt think they were worth a whole lot, I sold one sword Wink and the rest are freebees. Smile


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