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    sword blade leather washers. Wanted photos

    I am interested in original sword blade leather washers. Many appear to be made of white buff leather.
    I am looking for photos of the washers on different pattern swords from 1700-1900's.

    I have acquired some white buff leather to make blade washers.

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    Good morning Wiil,
    A good way is to first cut an oversize piece of leather, cut the profile of the blade, place it at home, sheath the sword and then, draw the contour of the scabbard mouth piece on the leather....perfect fit.
    Best,
    Dan

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    Here's one I was working on today;

    French M1822 Sabre de Cavalrié de Ligne dated 1838....untouched

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    Niall Dignan

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    this is the first one made in buff leather



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    Hi Will.
    Great looking job.
    On my sabers, I also add a red felt washer....just for the color.
    Best,
    Dan

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    Quote Originally Posted by niall dignan View Post
    Here's one I was working on today;

    French M1822 Sabre de Cavalrié de Ligne dated 1838....untouched

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    Good morning Niall,
    - stamp "P under star" : Director C.L.C. Dupont de Pontcharra (oct. 1837 to aug. 1839).
    - stamp "W under star": Controler S.Wideman (june 1836 to dec. 1843).
    Best,
    Dan

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanR View Post
    Good morning Niall,
    - stamp "P under star" : Director C.L.C. Dupont de Pontcharra (oct. 1837 to aug. 1839).
    - stamp "W under star": Controler S.Wideman (june 1836 to dec. 1843).
    Best,
    Dan
    Thanks,Dan,...I got that.....I am assuming this is the same Colonel Pontcharra associated with the development of the Delvigne-Pontcharra rifle

    Also,I have another M1822 sabre dated Chatellerault 1829 with it's original red felt washer.
    Niall Dignan

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    Hi everybody,

    Any suggestions how to renovate and "enliven" a wool felt washer on a sabre legere modele AN XI? The colour looks to have been red originally, as in DarR's dashing photo above, but now looks more brownish. Many thanks.

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    I would leave the washer as is but red shoe dye should work.

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    I had the idea to make a new one from red wool felt as in the photos above, and just slip it on underneath the original. Might look good with a dash of colour and it would help to protect the original washer.

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