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    Pattern 1890 sword help

    Can anyone tell me what the back side of the pressed leather grips on the P1885, 1890, 1899 swords look like? Are they simply a flat surface or are they stepped to fit in a recess in the hilt?

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    Reese, best I can find is this poor image of a relic 1864 pattern, which was presumably of the same construction as the later ‘Maltese’ types. The tang looks to be completely flat, so I assume the back of the grips were the same and simply butted up to the pommel, perhaps someone here has had a go at replacing damaged grips and can confirm this. Ben
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    These trooper sword grips have a flat sheet metal backing for each leather grip slab.

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    Ah, so now we know! Is it back together Max?

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    Ben and Max,

    Much thanks, that's exactly what I needed. I just got a P1890 and one of the grips was starting to push away from the hilt due to underlying rust. Now I know how to proceed.

    Thanks again,
    RW

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