1. I've have this old sword since the early 1970s. The widow of an old gentleman from Beaufort, SC gave it to me while I was stationed there. I understood it to be some type of old ceremonial sword, like from a Masonic Order or something. I've used it to cut weeds and plant grass seed. Have been known to carry it on my bicycle rides around the neighborhood.
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