Thursday, December 9, 2010

One of the Many Reasons I Love My Fiancee.

The wonderful woman I'm engaged to gave me my Christmas present early.

This is a Yatagan sword-bayonet used in the American "Civil War". The Confederates imported a great deal of their weapons from France and Great Britain (as did the US) and the Yatagan was one of them.

Named for a particular style of Turkish sword used by the Ottoman Empire, this model of sword-bayonet was originally attached to a Remington rifle.

But aside from the great present I received, I feel very blessed to be engaged to a woman who not only loves me but who shares my interests as well.

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