New Swords Marked India become Civil War Relics Marked IndianaBy Mark Chervenka
New Swords Marked India
become Civil War Relics Marked Indiana
Watch out for swords marked Indiana that resemble American Civil War-era swords.
These swords are being made new in India and are marked "INDIA". Once the swords are imported into the US, forgers add the additional letters "NA" to India to produce "INDIANA". Once the piece is artificially aged, it is then offered as a Civil War relic. Some new swords also include forged regiment numbers. No authentic Civil War period swords were marked by stamping INDIANA into the blade.