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Presented to Field Marshal Lord Birdwood

Discussion in 'Sword Discussion' started by schildr, Sep 12, 2018.

  1. schildr

    schildr Gold Member Gold Member

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  2. horseclover

    horseclover Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 21, 2000
    To me, we are seeing two objects out of context. Maybe a swagger stick and the katana. Show the entire saya if it is only representing the katana. The wiki notes a Japanese honor but not his regiment. If the presentation is indeed on the saya, there would be a paper trail somewhere regarding the presentation added to an older sword (the sword predating his service years).
    His autobiography Khaki and Gown (1941) was followed by In my time: recollections and anecdotes (1946)

    Indeed, always display the entire object when asking regarding a knife or sword. Indeed any object.

    Cheers
    GC
     
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  3. schildr

    schildr Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 11, 2018
    Agreed; and thank you.

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  4. schildr

    schildr Gold Member Gold Member

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  5. schildr

    schildr Gold Member Gold Member

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  6. horseclover

    horseclover Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 21, 2000
    What seems most peculiar to me is the presentation from the regiment of the Prince of Wales Bengal Lancers.

    Strange
    GC
     
  7. schildr

    schildr Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 11, 2018
    You would know better than I
     
  8. horseclover

    horseclover Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 21, 2000
    Not at all!:confused:

    I ran it up a flagpole and it was pointed out as quite fitting as a trophy after the war. Japan had occupied Japan during WWII and the Royal 12th Lancers had been part of the Liberation. Although retired, he held a rank with the regiment that was honored with this presentation.

    Cheers
    GC
     
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  9. gadunz

    gadunz

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  10. Fiddleback

    Fiddleback Knifemaker Moderator

    Oct 19, 2005
    Neato. Tons of stuff on Birdwood on the net. Interesting read.
     
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  11. horseclover

    horseclover Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 21, 2000
  12. schildr

    schildr Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 11, 2018
    I wonder how this sword left the family... there seems to be such a rich history regarding this person. It's been sitting in my office for a long time and I decided to check it out. Thank you for all your insight.
     
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