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    Question about Swedish M1842 cavalry sword

    Merry Christmas,

    I have this swedish Sword and have a few questions abort it.

    1. The Sword is listed as a cavalry sword, but there is an Anchor on both hilt and scabbard, so i guess that it is a navy Sword ??

    2. Does anybody know what the marking TLN stands for .. the marking is on both hilt and scabbard.

    Thanks.

    Best regards
    Morten, Denmark
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    .. and a few extra images

    .. a few extra images
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    Morten can you post photos of the hilt, blade and the whole sword? The hilt looks very impressive.

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    Hi Morten,

    Merry Christmas!

    The m/1842 Swedish cavalry sabre (it’s really a pallasch) was issued to Livgardet till häst, Skånska husarregimentet and Kronprinsens husarregimente. There’s a m/1847 as well which has a more spacious grip. TLN stands for Norlander, Theodor Ludvig who was a senior NCO with Svea artilleri regemente and a weapons inspector. The anchor could refer to manufacture by Eskilstuna jernmanufaktur which produced swords and blades.

    Best wishes,

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    More pictures

    Hello Will,

    Unfortunately i have only a few bad pictures of the sword.. i can take som more in a week or so, if you are interested.

    Best regards
    Morten, Denmark

    Quote Originally Posted by Will Mathieson View Post
    Morten can you post photos of the hilt, blade and the whole sword? The hilt looks very impressive.
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    Hello Magnus.. thank you very much for the detailed answers to my questions.. it seems to be correct .. Do you find many swords with the TLN markings? .. or is it a bit special?.. and how about the EGT? .. do you know that one as well?

    Best regards
    Morten, Denmark

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    Hi Morten,

    Don’t know what EGT stands for but would imagine it’s the mark of another inspector. The TLN marking is fairly common.

    All the best,

    Magnus

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    The brass hilt flows nicely and the straight blade similar to the British 1796 HC sword. A fantastic large cavalry sword and intimidating to the enemy.
    What is the blade length and weight of this sword?
    A very aesthetically pleasing sword.

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    Thank you...

    The sword is 2007 grams and the length of the blade is: 83,50 cm.

    Best regards
    Morten

    Quote Originally Posted by Will Mathieson View Post
    The brass hilt flows nicely and the straight blade similar to the British 1796 HC sword. A fantastic large cavalry sword and intimidating to the enemy.
    What is the blade length and weight of this sword?
    A very aesthetically pleasing sword.

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    I agree with Magnus, I think EGT is an inspector's mark. My m1842 also bears the EGT stamp. It's blade is the Hafström type, whereas yours appears to be straight (or perhaps that's just the photo?).

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    Almost straight

    Hi Mark.. the blade is "almost" straight. If i put it against a straight surface, it has a slight curve - but only 3 - 4 mm

    Best regards
    Morten

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