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  1. Thanks chaps. well I did go to the auction as...

    Thanks chaps. well I did go to the auction as there were some interesting swords there. the GdC was correct and not a copy the tell tell soldier marks showing on the guard. But the swords overall...
  2. french imperial guard sword blades

    hi. my understanding is that all swords made for napoleons imperial guard at Versailles had three proof or view stamps on the blade. I have seen a sword with only two stamps. one for claude marion...
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    hi, the sword knot would of been of plain white...

    hi, the sword knot would of been of plain white leather. if it was an officers sabre then it would of been a mix of gold, red and the colour of the facings. michael
  4. hi, No the scabbards are a new design. Can you...

    hi, No the scabbards are a new design. Can you please let me know if the guards are brass, they look steel to me, or is it just poor picture. Wish I had them in my collection, would be interesting to...
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    hi, sorry, this is a fake. The British army did...

    hi, sorry, this is a fake. The British army did not have lancer regiments until after the battle of waterloo in 1816. I think that the first regiment was formed in 1821. Yes the lancer officers did...
  6. Dmitry, thats a good idea. and I will try to get...

    Dmitry, thats a good idea. and I will try to get one. However it would also be nice to view the sword and see what members feel. michael
  7. Rob, thats may feeling on the sword. I know that...

    Rob, thats may feeling on the sword. I know that snakes formed some part in american designs, ie the don,t tread on me standards etc. I wonder if that the snakes on the scabbard came from his...
  8. The sword came from the family, so that part is...

    The sword came from the family, so that part is OK. Its just the Hawkes, Mosley and address that's odd. I have a feeling that there are some swords with the same address that know are before 1821....
  9. the sword of Sir George Prevost, well maybe

    hi, I was able to pick up this sword to add to my collection. Its said to of belonged to Sir George Prevost, an american by birth he served in the British army and became governor of Canada during...
  10. is there anyway of improving rubbed markings

    hi chaps. I have a sword that as a very badly rubbed etched blade. I wish to improve the etching so i can take some pictures of the blade. I have tried rubbing in soft charcoal etc with no luck at...
  11. two 1803 pattern swords

    hi chaps, here are pics of two 1803 swords from my collection. I hope that you can see that within the same pattern there are a number of differences from how fine the lions head is worked to the...
  12. In answer, the 95th was an elite regiment and...

    In answer, the 95th was an elite regiment and many would say the first regiment of the modern british army. Officers had all light infantry status and did not carry the 1796 pattern line infantry...
  13. hi, the uniform of officers of the 95th and the...

    hi, the uniform of officers of the 95th and the 60th did list a pelisse as part of their uniform. But officers from line regiment no matter if they where part of the regiments light company or not...
  14. The 1803 pattern curved blade was all about show....

    The 1803 pattern curved blade was all about show. Light infantry officers liked to dress a bit like light cavalry officers, so we have caved blades and in some cases they even wear hussar type...
  15. sorry about, I must of had the last copy from...

    sorry about, I must of had the last copy from Bertrand. I have looked all over the net and the only copy for sale is over 300 pounds. sometimes they turn up at french museums who have old stock....
  16. hi, thats the very first sword of this type with...

    hi, thats the very first sword of this type with the cut down disk guard. I have read that this was done to stop rubbing on the uniform. 1796 heavys sale for around 13 to 1400 pounds at auction. so...
  17. try amazon.fr. or Bertrand Malvaux. michael

    try amazon.fr. or Bertrand Malvaux. michael
  18. Will, the police did have swords,during queen...

    Will, the police did have swords,during queen victoria,s reign. a number of which can be seen in police museums up and down the UK. these side arms got handed out if there was a sign of civil unrest,...
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    hi chaps, anyone wishing to know the auction...

    hi chaps, anyone wishing to know the auction house name just PM me. as to the low est, sometimes this is used to get a bidding war going, a lot of auctio houses use this to get interest. ANYWAY, all...
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    What was upsetting was the auctioneers view on...

    What was upsetting was the auctioneers view on being told it was a made up copy, and not even a good one. michael
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    some one got taken today

    today I went to a auction, in the list was a 1796 pattern heavy cavalry sword. The scabbard was stamped Osborn & Co Birmingham, But what was even more odd apart from the weight was that the blade was...
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    thank to you both, michael

    thank to you both, michael
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    help with wikinson number

    hi all. can anyone help me out re this wikinson number. its 29696, henry wilkinson, pall mail,london. thanks, michael
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    they are fakes, copies call them what you will....

    they are fakes, copies call them what you will. michael
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    I have also send to the US from the UK, no...

    I have also send to the US from the UK, no problems bar the price. michael
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