Marine Sword Official Drawings
When we talk about the official Marine documentation that describes Marine Swords, we are referring to actual designs. These drawings are a number of decades old and have, unfortunately, been photocopied several times. We made high-resolution images for our internal reference, but we are also allowing you a look at them here.
Below is the overall view of the drawings that detail the etch specification. The drawing is from the Mameluke sword, but the NCO sword uses the same etch.
In particular, you will notice that the letters do not bleed over the edge of the sword but that there is a clear border around the edge that is unbroken by the letters.
We have overprinted the above images with our main web site address so that other web sites do not take and use our images.