Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! Got this from a friend who used to have a knife-collecting family member. It's supposed to be some sort of Hessian sword but the quality of the blade doesn't seem right to me. Beyond that I know nothing about IDing swords. Any thoughts? It's definitely old with a nice handle area. The blade is long, straight, and narrow. Markings appear very low quality for the supposed provenance.