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Need help with this blade

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http://i829.photobucket.com/albums/zz214/csuttle3/26571_1158606664195_1798636825_3103.jpg

http://i829.photobucket.com/albums/zz214/csuttle3/26571_1158606864200_1798636825_3103.jpg

These are two links to pics of a blade I found while cleaning out a barn for a friend of the families years ago. i don't know the age or history of it but it appears to be full tang. The problem is that the shape of the blade towards the end is squareish and then goes into a threaded rod. No soldering marks so it is one solid piece but I have yet to find any type of handle or guard that will fit this blade. Would love to make it functional since the blade itself has some beautifull etchings on it but I haven't been able to clean it to find any type of makers mark or date. Any help with figuring out what type of guard, handle and pommel would work with this would be much appreciated

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The pics are wayyyy to small to tell. I would assume its a fencing blade of some sort by the sqaure tang into threads. Anyway we can get larger photos? Looks like it would work for a smallsword mount or lite rapier mounts.

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Any suggestions on what tpe of cleaning supplies are best for bringing this blade back to it'soriginal glory

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Well after five hours of cleaning, cussing, cleaning, cussing again, some throwing bits of stuff around then more cleaning I have finally gotten teh blade clean enough to read the markings and designs on the blade. It says Knights of Columbus on one side and a shield with two swords on the other. don't know how common these swords are but I would imagine finding another one would be the easiest way to get a hilt for it. Anone familuar with these swords?

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On second thought, I am going to make this into a more dress weapon if I can find a hilt I like. Matt, how much would it cost to have a d ring style guard made for a blade like this?

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On second thought, I am going to make this into a more dress weapon if I can find a hilt I like. Matt, how much would it cost to have a d ring style guard made for a blade like this?

The Knights of Columbus was founded in the United States in 1882 by Father Michael J. McGivney. The society was named in honor of Christopher Columbus and is based on the principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism.rgxp37.jpg

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