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08-21-04, 10:42 PM
I just got a call from a friend who asked me if I know what the meaning of the Star Of David was on the Marine Corps NCO Sword was. Anyone here got an answer for me. I never noticed it before and don't have a sword to check it out.

3rd Shore Party Bn.
RVN 1967-68-69

08-21-04, 10:50 PM
I know they were talking about the sword before and the Star of David did come up........

You can check out this thread........


08-22-04, 06:31 AM
Your question got me thinking - and I think I have the answer for you (after a whoooole lot of net time).

The placement of the Star of David on the sword in is tribute to the Biblical King Solomon - who the Turks and Mamelukes referred to as "Suleyman" and believed that he had magical powers.

Placing the symbol on their swords and sabers was in reference to him - according to the Metropolian Museum of Art.