Should I buy a Patton sword?

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Should I buy a Patton sword?

Post by JAG2955 » Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:18 pm

I was at a coin shop, turning paper money into gold, and the proprietor had a Patton sword for sale, 1914 manufacture, for $450. The knucklebow may have been re-welded to the pommel, is the only thing that could be wrong with it. I'll have to get a better look. No tent peg scabbard, and the blade was in good condition.

I like historical stuff, and a Patton sword is the cheapest way to get a "real" sword, in my mind. Plus, it could be fun to get drunk and go swashbuckle in the backyard.

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Re: Should I buy a Patton sword?

Post by Mike OTDP » Sun Oct 23, 2016 1:53 am

They're good swords. But remember, they are primarily thrusting weapons.

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Re: Should I buy a Patton sword?

Post by JAG2955 » Sun Oct 23, 2016 2:54 am

It's a neat vestigal arm. A cool what-could-have-been, in the military world.

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Re: Should I buy a Patton sword?

Post by Greg » Sun Oct 23, 2016 5:14 am

JAG2955 wrote:It's a neat vestigal arm. A cool what-could-have-been, in the military world.
At times recently I have been sorely tempted to buy a halberd.
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Re: Should I buy a Patton sword?

Post by Darrell » Sun Oct 23, 2016 5:26 am

JAG2955 wrote:I like historical stuff, and a Patton sword is the cheapest way to get a "real" sword, in my mind. Plus, it could be fun to get drunk and go swashbuckle in the backyard.
I think this belongs here:

https://youtu.be/Q_RpbaUU7NI

:lol:
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Re: Should I buy a Patton sword?

Post by Old Grafton » Sun Oct 23, 2016 7:55 am

Darrell wrote:
JAG2955 wrote:I like historical stuff, and a Patton sword is the cheapest way to get a "real" sword, in my mind. Plus, it could be fun to get drunk and go swashbuckle in the backyard.
I think this belongs here:

https://youtu.be/Q_RpbaUU7NI

:lol:
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Re: Should I buy a Patton sword?

Post by HTRN » Sun Oct 23, 2016 10:36 am

Mike OTDP wrote:They're good swords. But remember, they are primarily thrusting weapons.
Well, fhere goes using it to saber champagne bottles.
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Re: Should I buy a Patton sword?

Post by Windy Wilson » Wed Oct 26, 2016 5:39 pm

HTRN wrote:
Mike OTDP wrote:They're good swords. But remember, they are primarily thrusting weapons.
Well, fhere goes using it to saber champagne bottles.
Could I do that with an el Cheapo Chinese or Pakistani Saber or would I have to spring for something more government issue?
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Re: Should I buy a Patton sword?

Post by HTRN » Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:24 pm

Windy Wilson wrote:
HTRN wrote:
Mike OTDP wrote:They're good swords. But remember, they are primarily thrusting weapons.
Well, fhere goes using it to saber champagne bottles.
Could I do that with an el Cheapo Chinese or Pakistani Saber or would I have to spring for something more government issue?
I've heard of it being done with lawnmower blades. :mrgreen:

Ideally, you want to use something with a sweeping blade, but if you have a machete about, it will probably work fine, just remember, the trick is to get it ice cold, hold it by the punt, then swing along the seam. Also, you might want to use the back edge of the blade, so you dont damage the cutting edge.
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Re: Should I buy a Patton sword?

Post by Rich Jordan » Thu Oct 27, 2016 4:44 am

Alton Brown recommends a curved blade for champagne ops but did mention lawn mower blades as well...

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