STAR OF DAVID

It was explained to me that the six-pointed star on the Marine NCO Sword is the Star of Damascus, not the Star of David.  Apparently, Damascus swords had a reputation of  very high quality.  Later, sword manufacturers simply
started placing this same star on their swords; thus the original meaning has been obscured over time.
Semper Fi,
Steve Wilke, SGT, USMC (’74-’80)

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  1. SGT Wilke refers to the higher quality of the damascus steel historically utilized to make swords as well as other weapons. Semper Fi, D. Miller, Corporal, USMC (67-71)

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