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Posted: 9/21/2004 11:21:35 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/21/2004 11:43:43 AM EDT by Roadhawk]
A friend of mine has a ceremonial Marine Corps sword. The lower part of the blade has many engravings. Right above the handle there is a Star of David. At a recent gun show, my friend found the Star of David on all the swords that were for sale. Does anyone know why that would be on a US Marine sword?
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 11:25:26 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/21/2004 11:26:13 AM EDT by Matthew_Q]
www.marines.com/about_marines/thesword.asp


I found that... says it's a replica of a scimitar. Maybe the engravings on it were of Arab significance? I can't find anything with a close up detail of the engravings, tho...
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 11:32:59 AM EDT
I SERIOUSLY doubt an ARAB is going to have a Star of David on his sword.....

Camper
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 11:35:13 AM EDT
I may be a soldier, but I know that "Corps" is the way to spell Marine Corps. Of course I simply call em "jarheads".
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 11:48:35 AM EDT
The six pointed star on the Marine NCO sword is the Star of Damascus, not the Star of David.

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