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  1. I found one at auction that shows a casting line...

    I found one at auction that shows a casting line and barazing, a modern copy and has identical blade markings ...
  2. Dale that is a very attractive pattern of sword....

    Dale that is a very attractive pattern of sword. Are these as long bladed as the French 1816 line cavalry swords?
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    Maker name on blade is a dead giveaway and I...

    Maker name on blade is a dead giveaway and I don't believe I've seen this in any CS weapons reference books. To my eye there seems to be Chinese influence to the hilt, they can't help that as it...
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    Hilt and blade wall hanger quality.

    Hilt and blade wall hanger quality.
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    I've seen early 1821p LC troopers swords marked...

    I've seen early 1821p LC troopers swords marked Woolley & Sargant. I have a 1790's LC sword marked Woolley.
  6. Thread: Rehilts

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    I would assume you have a Wilkinson sword with...

    I would assume you have a Wilkinson sword with 1845p blade?
  7. I had previously posted this cutlass:...

    I had previously posted this cutlass:
    http://www.swordforum.com/vb4/showthread.php?120300-US-1860-Cutlass-Markings-some-Unknown-and-Odd-Serial-Number&highlight=will+mathieson
    serial number 14, can...
  8. These copies can appear convincing in auction...

    These copies can appear convincing in auction photos. These copies get the scabbards and hilts fairly correct. The poor grip panel fit and lack of maker/retailer name are more obvious clues. China...
  9. Brian your suspicions are correct, this is a...

    Brian your suspicions are correct, this is a modern copy of that pattern. It is a "fake" if it was represented as an original Victorian sword. I see plastic grips with some sinking in and the fit to...
  10. The rose is the symbol of England and can be...

    The rose is the symbol of England and can be found in the guards of the 1845-54 pattern British infantry sword. These swords have the rose, thistle and shamrock for England, Scotland and Ireland.
  11. Having been disassembled and the tang at the...

    Having been disassembled and the tang at the pommel not correctly peened resulted in low sale price. I own one with a number 14 serial number and a 1864 blade that shows reuse of the hilt and the...
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    Dave this is a Nepalese kukri made famous by the...

    Dave this is a Nepalese kukri made famous by the Gurkhas.
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    Try Circ 1850 stripper and a nylon brush and a...

    Try Circ 1850 stripper and a nylon brush and a rag. I find it a mild paint stripper that works well and it has not damaged any grip i've used it on. As long as you are gentle with the brush it will...
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    The scabbard drag appears to be a replacement and...

    The scabbard drag appears to be a replacement and the centre brass scabbard piece is too high on the leather scabbard.
    This sword has no provenance and the repairs/replacements and damage on this...
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    David you have a good eye. I agree the folding...

    David you have a good eye. I agree the folding guard is a replacement make from flat stock brass.
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    The bent guard can be coaxed out to closely...

    The bent guard can be coaxed out to closely resemble its original shape. This one is not too bad.
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    Been some time since I looked at Mole discs. The...

    Been some time since I looked at Mole discs. The Mole I have is from 1898 M3151 ser #. The disc is not the same as the one pictured in this post. I(had) another Mole sword with a more similar disc...
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    This could be a Mole proof disc though I've seen...

    This could be a Mole proof disc though I've seen similar on swords that are not Mole. I'll post a known Mole disc soon for comparison. Usually excellent quality of a sword with this proof indicates a...
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    Only a "guess" could this be a Turkish marking?

    Only a "guess" could this be a Turkish marking?
  20. A British sword with British markings would not...

    A British sword with British markings would not apply to Belgian swords. However interesting info that can be used for other swords.
  21. Richard the reference book mentioned sounds good...

    Richard the reference book mentioned sounds good but I don't have that one. Though I collect Canadian/British swords I have a dozen American sword reference books. There is such an overlap of British...
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    I believe you have it correct that etched swords...

    I believe you have it correct that etched swords are far less likely to be used in battle. However some WW1 German dress swords and sidearms were pressed into service and can be found regimentally...
  23. It's anyone's guess if Matt will come forward and...

    It's anyone's guess if Matt will come forward and solve the mystery?
  24. New material is always good news. As for...

    New material is always good news. As for unlabelled illustrations I believe 1/3 of a book that you can't identify the actions/soldiers and the dates could be easily remedied without added cost. I...
  25. I believe Kinsley is Bradens pen name, bets are...

    I believe Kinsley is Bradens pen name, bets are on. I think constructive criticism is warranted when 1/3 of the book Swordsmen of the British Empire is illustrations which lack any title or...
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