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Mameluke Sword - Brands

JonTay

Member
Yeah, you won't get to display it much during your active career; but, what hasn't been mentioned, is that your family and your descendents (mostly civilians), will after you depart, consider your engraved sword a family heirloom. It may well be handed down along with your uniformed photos, through many family generations. Thus you'll be remembered often by descendents who, having never known you... will take pride in Great X 3-4 GrandPa's(Ma's) good looks, and sterling record of service, never to be forgotten!:D

Doesn't one owe future generations more than a cheapo' $25 weapon, that suffices for cake-cuttings, and an occasional inspection?:p
BzB, thinking only of the distant future;)
That has definitely crossed my mind. I felt a little conceited, but at the same time I know that I would definitely have been stoked if my Grandad/Dad had something like that passed down through the generations.

What kind of engravings have people had done? Just Name/Date usually?

By the way, I truly appreciate all the feedback
 

BusyBee604

St. Francis/Hugh Hefner Combo!
pilot
Super Moderator
Contributor
I fully agree if the $25 one, since I've worn mine once for an offical function, twice for sword practice at Tbs, and once for the TBS inspection deapite the ungodly amount it costs for the sword belts and other stuff.
Yeah, you won't get to display it much during your active career; but, what hasn't been mentioned, is that your family and your descendents (mostly civilians), will consider your engraved sword a family heirloom. It may well be handed down along with photos & medals, through many family generations. Thus you'll be remembered often by descendents who, having never known you... will take pride in Great X 3-4 GrandPa(Ma') Colonel Jon Tay's good looks, and sterling record of service, never to be forgotten!:D

Doesn't one owe future generations more than a cheapo' $25 weapon, that suffices for cake-cuttings, and an occasional inspection?:p
BzB, thinking only of the distant future;)
 

Renegade One

Well-Known Member
None
What kind of engravings have people had done? Just Name/Date usually?
Name, certainly. I never did dates. In my case, when I got to my second fleet squadron, I had an incredibly talented/artistic AMS1 who offered to "etch" the blade of my sword however I desired. His effort, on the "presentation side" (same side as the name engraving) read:

VF-111 "Sundowners" VF-121 "Pacemakers" VF-213 "Black Lions"

By the time I retired, the blade's other side read:

VF-51 "Screaming Eagles" VF-24 "Renegades" COMFAIRWESTPAC

My oldest son has it now…

No idea if that would pass USMC muster/inspection.
 

Criminal

God's personal hacky sack
pilot
First and last name I think. If you child/grandchild becomes a Marnie officer they can use it also. Called a legacy sword. Pretty cool for future generations to use it or display it in your honor.... you it could be featured on pawn stars, if you have shitty kids that need to support thier meth habit
 

Lovebug201

standby, mark mark, pull
None
First and last name I think. If you child/grandchild becomes a Marnie officer they can use it also. Called a legacy sword. Pretty cool for future generations to use it or display it in your honor.... you it could be featured on pawn stars, if you have shitty kids that need to support thier meth habit
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Exactly - my son has my sword. Stashed in his closet now, not mine
 

Ventilee

Active Member
pilot
Contributor
I had a friend at TBS get by with the $25 Sword and another friend that just borrowed a sword from a buddy in a different company for the inspection. However, our 'sword inspection' was not very intense so your mileage may vary depending on your staff. The Marine Shop will not engrave your sword until you are close to finished with TBS just in case it does not pass inspection.

My advice is to buy a full priced one, $700-$800 in the grand scheme of your career is not that much money and it will make a cool wall decoration/family heirloom. If money is a concern now, wait until you are at TBS and take a trip over to The Marine Shop instead of going to the Gypsy one time(I'm surprised he doesn't carry them yet).

As far as engravings go, I believe it is first and last name only, definitely don't want to put 2nd Lt on there.
 
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