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  1. Hi George Sorry, slow getting back - bit...

    Hi George
    Sorry, slow getting back - bit preoccupied with work being an anesthesiologist! Mine is S J Pillin 31 Gerrard St Soho, !897P etched to Royal Engineers with crest but no initials to...
  2. My 1897P VR cyphered on blade and guard is...

    My 1897P VR cyphered on blade and guard is 100334, must be pretty close vintage.
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    Chape for 1827 RN scabbard?

    Any suggestions for sourcing a chape for mid 1880s RN scabbard, rest of the scabbard salvageable but chape missing??
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    Griffin, Adams crest??

    Griffin, Adams crest??
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    Heraldry help please

    This crest is on my very new to me Pillin 1897 Victorian Royal Engineers. I realise its dreaming to think of identifying the officer although were only looking at a few years around the turn of the...
  6. Thanks Will, interestingly it’s at least an inch...

    Thanks Will, interestingly it’s at least an inch longer than the standard pattern and slightly thicker at the spine, also nearly straight, so none of my other ‘45/54’ scabbards fit. Being in NZ...
  7. Thanks James, I’ll get stuck into the militia...

    Thanks James, I’ll get stuck into the militia lists when I get a break from work. What do think of the cypher on the blade?
  8. Cypher

    The cypher also is little unusual, none of my Victorians look quite like this?
  9. Scabbard

    The scabbard has since been repaired!
  10. Thanks so much James. I omitted that the serial...

    Thanks so much James. I omitted that the serial number is 99349 which from other posts here about Pillin sandwich it into the 1890 year give or take. There is a scabbard I will post photo shortly, a...
  11. Introduction, officer ID, maker and history 1890? British Infantry Officer's sword

    Firstly, thank you for this fantastic archive and the selfless effort of so many experts over the years - I have learnt so much from this forum. Recently started building up my 19C British Army sword...
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