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Thread: Wilkinson hilt configuration/blade type combination.

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    Wilkinson hilt configuration/blade type combination.

    Hi all,

    This is a two-fold question as regards a Wilkinson Heavy Cavalry sword without proof number, so assuming pre 1854. It's also the case that it has an un-fullered blade (not Percy).

    As some of the earlier Wilkinson Heavy Cavalry hilts have stepped pommels, whilst later hilts can have a domed chequered pommel, I am wondering if any members would care to offer opinions as to when such a combination of hilt features and blade type might have come too pass.

    Attached images show the hilt profile, the ricasso, and the back edge of blade at forte; the blade in section having shallow (and narrow) bi-convex section, with a slightly rounded back edge at forte..

    Would be interested to hear from anyone who has a sword or swords with this type of blade, and estimated date.

    Any comments most welcome.
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    I have a similar blade in a mounted artillery hilt, sold to a RHA officer in 1850.
    hc3

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    Quote Originally Posted by hc bright View Post
    I have a similar blade in a mounted artillery hilt, sold to a RHA officer in 1850.
    Thanks, just logged in and saw you reply; was your sword sold by Wilkinson?

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