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USMC NCO Sword Case - Purpleheart

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Project by Cormack04 posted 01-07-2014 06:41 PM 1399 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This NCO Sword case was for my brother-in-law, recently getting out after 5 years of service. The back is made of purpleheart, and the reason I used that was because he was injured while fighting in Afghanistan, and received a purple heart. The bottom matches the dress blue pants with an actual blood stripe glued on the base. Plexi glass ends are “etched” with frosted glass adhesive sheeting – you find this on amazon, it is very cheap. The sword is covered with plexi glass, top and front (not shown).

His ribbon display is on purpleheart as well, 45 degree angle and on both ends are his chevrons. Coins are some achievement coins, starting from Parris Island, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, MP, Afghanistan Coin, and finally his Purple Heart coin.

Hope you all enjoy!





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#1 posted 01-07-2014 07:23 PM

Outstanding project!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#2 posted 01-07-2014 08:13 PM

Well done! I’m sure he will be pleased and it is bound to become a family heirloom. And thank him for his service and sacrifice to his country.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#3 posted 01-07-2014 11:45 PM

Nice work, and an outstanding thank you for his service. Thanks for sharing.

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#4 posted 01-07-2014 11:58 PM

VERY nice.

however your stack is wrong. should have a star on that AFG medal there, devil. ;) (and probably the sea serv. too)

excellent box though.

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#5 posted 01-08-2014 01:50 AM

What a great tribute to him and his service to all of us. Well done!

-- Dean

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#6 posted 01-08-2014 10:22 AM

Very well done!

Semper Fi!
USMC 1984-1989

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#7 posted 01-13-2014 02:39 PM

Great looking sword case. Great design and wood is attractive. It’s a great tribute to a deserving soldier. Great job!

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#8 posted 01-13-2014 02:46 PM

This really turned out nicely. You did a great job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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