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  1. Thread: Good rapier?

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    Thanks for the length. It looks like a good...

    Thanks for the length. It looks like a good quality blade.
  2. Thread: Good rapier?

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    Agreed, And these swords had long lives even if...

    Agreed, And these swords had long lives even if not actively used so who knows what might have transpired.
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    Please feel free to email me with an offer.

    Please feel free to email me with an offer.
  4. Thread: Good rapier?

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    Please, what is the length of the blade?

    Please, what is the length of the blade?
  5. Thread: Good rapier?

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    Juan, Do you feel this is an actual period...

    Juan,

    Do you feel this is an actual period piece?
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    I understand. The grips should be studied--swept...

    I understand. The grips should be studied--swept hilts generally have shorter grips as do the deep cup hilts--the English cup hilts are generally shallow as in your pic here and these hilts are more...
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    Good post--nice pix of rapiers. Thanks, guys.

    Good post--nice pix of rapiers. Thanks, guys.
  8. Thread: Good rapier?

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    It looks like a nice period rapier.

    It looks like a nice period rapier.
  9. The hilt and ricasso of the blade might have been...

    The hilt and ricasso of the blade might have been "Japanned" in its working life--not uncommon. As the silver decoration is now exposed/revealed I would not rub on it with steel wool no matter how...
  10. Thanks for replying, Harry. I know there has been...

    Thanks for replying, Harry. I know there has been talk at some threads on tulwars here about melting away the original adhesive on old pieces and reusing it to reseat the blade--I am not sure that is...
  11. Do you have restoration and welding experience?...

    Do you have restoration and welding experience? This is something that is learned over time. That stub's welding looks odd and could be dangerous. Properly reseating the stub/blade in the hilt is not...
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    Victorian swept-hilt rapiers are often too long...

    Victorian swept-hilt rapiers are often too long in the grip and the hilt elements are often too heavy/thick. Strangely, these hilts often have authentic pommels and blades. Also, the copies sometimes...
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    Nice touch to the blade. Have you tried looking...

    Nice touch to the blade. Have you tried looking for the arms or achievement?
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    FS: Indian Tulwar, 19th century

    I will be listing some Old Swords in nice condition and kept in a non-smoking home. I am a long-time member of this forum and known to several of its old-time members. I have sold to other members...
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    Beautiful saber--graceful blade. :)

    Beautiful saber--graceful blade. :)
  16. Yes. I think the basic archer officer's hilt was...

    Yes. I think the basic archer officer's hilt was used for other swords on request of the client, perhaps. I have one with such a hilt and a straight heavy single-edged blade (not a court-sword clade)...
  17. It looks to have a modified knuckle guard that is...

    It looks to have a modified knuckle guard that is similar to that of an officer's sword of the royal archers in Scotland. This "pattern" of a knuckle guard (and the archer officer's shell guard) turn...
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    The Spanish 1867 sword is a nice one. I have one...

    The Spanish 1867 sword is a nice one. I have one in excellent condition, too, and I like it a lot. Just my opinion if I am allowed to say.
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    Interestingly, I have two Austrian intendants'...

    Interestingly, I have two Austrian intendants' swords (small-sword patterns) "last" model. They are both good swords overall but one has a spring steel blade (still good for stabbing--far from being...
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    Dale, Now I see the light. The grades...

    Dale,

    Now I see the light. The grades avaialbe in German weapons does not make it any easier. I don't think we find this in French weapons of the same period. But all the patterns of swords and...
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    Have some patience with me, Dale. My collecting...

    Have some patience with me, Dale. My collecting interest is in small-swords, hunting swords, and early clamshell swords to 1840 or so. But I do like the German and Austrian swords of the later 19th...
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    Dale, OK. I am now confused. The degen with...

    Dale,

    OK. I am now confused. The degen with clamshell guards is a German Empire sword and the saber is Saxony? Is that correct? This is a confusing topic if one is not (like me) a collector of...
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    A nice helpful tool. Thank you.

    A nice helpful tool. Thank you.
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    Dale, Ah, ha. I saw one years ago and it was...

    Dale,

    Ah, ha. I saw one years ago and it was marketed as a deluxe Prussian officer's degen--but then I saw it somewhere in a research source and it was said to be from one of the smaller German...
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    Some say the degen is a deluxe version of the...

    Some say the degen is a deluxe version of the standard Prussian degan, but I don't think so. It's something else, isn't it?
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