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  1. #26
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    Actually I would put they 1811 Blucher above the British 1796LC, as it's a fatter and slightly heavier version! I would post a photo of my Blucher, but I just realised that I don't have a good photo of it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Easton View Post
    I would post a photo of my Blucher, but I just realised that I don't have a good photo of it..
    Hi Matt, I would like help you.
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    I hope, you can read my English.
    I must use partially a translater .

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    Ahh you poor misguided collectors

    Now this IS a beast ( I put a normal spoon next to it so you can gauge its size! )

    A very heavy brute

    I will let you try to guess what it is







    “Do you know what astonished me most in the world? The inability of force to create anything. In the long run, the sword is always beaten by the spirit.” Napoleon Bonaparte

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    Can anyone come up with a larger sword? Less feet!

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    Ill go swap my spoon for one the same size as yours

    from the looks of it i have about 2cm on you
    “Do you know what astonished me most in the world? The inability of force to create anything. In the long run, the sword is always beaten by the spirit.” Napoleon Bonaparte

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    I can make the sword look even larger! Maybe an old yardstick would do, I haven't found a small scale one as of yet!
    I will try to discover just what your sword is, I'm guessing Prussian or another German state, though there are many other countries with similar patterns. Looks like a good early piece!

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    Are spoons a standard of measurement where you guys live?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Will Mathieson View Post
    I will try to discover just what your sword is, I'm guessing Prussian or another German state, though there are many other countries with similar patterns.
    Dominics "Now this IS a beast"-Sword? It's a Saxonia Cavalry sword 1829 I think.
    I hope, you can read my English.
    I must use partially a translater .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Fritz Zehe View Post
    Dominics "Now this IS a beast"-Sword? It's a Saxonia Cavalry sword 1829 I think.

    Yes

    Its actually one of the first ever swords I bought for myself. I like its sheer brutality and non fancyness, it does not try to be something it is not

    it does what it says on the tin, sheer brutality and a good workmans tool
    Last edited by dominic grant; 10-14-2010 at 09:54 AM.
    “Do you know what astonished me most in the world? The inability of force to create anything. In the long run, the sword is always beaten by the spirit.” Napoleon Bonaparte

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    Since we are dealing with military swords, I thought it only fair to use military spoons, note the crown over GR on the spoon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dominic grant View Post
    I will let you try to guess what it is


    Looks Danish, 1820s or so.

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    How's this?
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    Spoon like that, who needs a sword?

    Looks like an executioners spoon!

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    Danish LC 1839?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dominic grant View Post
    I will let you try to guess what it is
    Arthur Price - bead pattern if I'm not mistaken Dom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dmitry Z~G View Post
    Looks Danish, 1820s or so.
    Thomas was right

    Saxon state Cavalry sword 1829

    very similar to the Bavarian one
    “Do you know what astonished me most in the world? The inability of force to create anything. In the long run, the sword is always beaten by the spirit.” Napoleon Bonaparte

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    Size Does Matter

    Hi Guys

    How about including measurements – Widest Blade in my collection

    BASKET HILT
    Date Circa 1745 (18th Century)
    Nationality English
    Over Length Overall 107 cm
    Blade length blade 90 cm
    Blade widest point width 4.8 cm

    BASKET HILT Irish Dragoons Broadsword circa 1745 this variation often called the “Irish Hilt” because of use by some British Regiments in the Irish Establishment in particular the 6th Inniskilling. It has a three-quarter basket hilt comprised of broad vertical bars joined by a middle horizontal strap. Broadsword, early double-edged blade bears two central fullers & crescent engraving.


    Cheers Cathey
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cathey Brimage View Post
    Hi Guys

    How about including measurements – Widest Blade in my collection

    BASKET HILT
    Date Circa 1745 (18th Century)
    Nationality English
    Over Length Overall 107 cm
    Blade length blade 90 cm
    Blade widest point width 4.8 cm

    BASKET HILT Irish Dragoons Broadsword circa 1745 this variation often called the “Irish Hilt” because of use by some British Regiments in the Irish Establishment in particular the 6th Inniskilling. It has a three-quarter basket hilt comprised of broad vertical bars joined by a middle horizontal strap. Broadsword, early double-edged blade bears two central fullers & crescent engraving.


    Cheers Cathey

    Beautiful sword,Cathey. Seems to be suffering from a crisis of identity though Or else it has dual nationality.

    Still,has to be a contender,thanks for posting it.
    Niall Dignan

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    Quote Originally Posted by dominic grant View Post
    Ahh you poor misguided collectors

    Now this IS a beast ( I put a normal spoon next to it so you can gauge its size! )

    A very heavy brute

    I will let you try to guess what it is


    This is Saxonian p/1829 light cavalry trooper's sword. It was a prototype for the Danish p/1839 cavalry troopers sword.

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    Which one would you prefer:
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    Last edited by Ivan B.; 10-23-2010 at 03:15 AM.

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    My favorite is the one from the left, Swedish p/1807 light cavalry sword. British m/1796 looks like a baby compared to this one
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    Will

    How do you post your pictures so large, mine always come out small and have to be clicked on to enlarge.

    Cheers Cathey

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    Cathey:

    It's a by-product of the Coriolis effect. The SFI site is hosted north of the equator and you are posting from south of the equator. Sorry, but you and Rex will have to liquidate your collection -- I can help you with that -- and move north before you can post large images here.

    Geophysics suck.


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    Hi Mark

    In Rex’s words “A Pox on North of the equator”. A kind offer to assist with liquidating our collection but then we would have too many walls to paint. Our theory is the more we have on the wall the less we have to paint.

    PS how do you really put big pictures up, we are getting an inferiority complex.

    Cheers Cathey and Rex

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    If you start with a high resolution image and reduce it to screen resolution (72 dpi), you'll be able to preserve the dimensional size, assuming you can manipulate the image using PhotoShop or some other image editor.

    Or you could just upload a large, high res image and let SFI's new, improved attachment manager reduce it for you. It takes a while, but it will knock the resolution down without reducing the size of the canvas.

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