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  1. Hi James, Don't know if this would be any...

    Hi James,

    Don't know if this would be any help, as it is 1852 but Pillin is listed in it.

    http://specialcollections.le.ac.uk/digital/collection/p16445coll4/id/180681/rec/6

    regards,
    David.
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    I have just noticed that you no longer get...

    I have just noticed that you no longer get notifications to your email address that there is a private message. You have to log in to find if you have any.
    David.
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    Just bumping this up. I'm still looking for more...

    Just bumping this up.
    I'm still looking for more examples of US Boarding Axes. Please pm me if you have one.

    I now have a contact at the Smithsonian - so that's no longer needed.

    All the best...
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    Thanks James, it is an interesting theory and not...

    Thanks James, it is an interesting theory and not one I had thought of and is entirely possible. The previous British wedge shaped axes would not have had that problem and with crescent blades the...
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    Contact at the Smithsonian

    I am also looking for a contact name at the Smithsonian.
    Getting past the 'front desk' through their publicly available email address is hard without an introduction.
    My lowly non academic gmail...
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    American Naval Boarding axes

    Hi all,

    I am researching US boarding axes (1797-1860) with the aim of improving the current knowledge and identifying the variants.

    So far I have had a great response from collectors in the US...
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    No problem Adrian, on the way. Regards, David.

    No problem Adrian, on the way.
    Regards, David.
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    Thanks, Wayne, I have pm'd you a link. Regards,...

    Thanks, Wayne, I have pm'd you a link.
    Regards,
    David
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    Hi Edvardas, Thanks for that and I've sent you...

    Hi Edvardas,

    Thanks for that and I've sent you a link.

    I still have a few free links left if anyone else wants one.
    Regards,
    David.
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    Thanks James, I have been collecting...

    Thanks James,

    I have been collecting information for my website -boardingaxe.com- for several years now. You'll remember you sent me the pictures from the Hamburg Marine Museum some time ago and I...
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    Naval Boarding Axes

    My article on The British Naval Boarding Axe is finished and has now been published in the Arms and Armour journal of the Royal Armouries Museum.

    I'd like to thank all those collectors who...
  12. Magnus, Eric, Thanks for your thoughts. I...

    Magnus, Eric,

    Thanks for your thoughts. I think Eric is probably right about Connecticut - it is almost always written without the period.

    An inspector was my first thought but I have not yet...
  13. Hi Wayne, And thanks for that interesting...

    Hi Wayne,

    And thanks for that interesting thought.

    A little research shows that the due to lack of supply in WW1 the two civilian companies you mention were contracted to supply the Bolo to...
  14. Eric, Will, thanks for the input and yes,...

    Eric, Will, thanks for the input and yes, unfortunately, it is always a possibility and should always be considered.

    Against that, there is the serif font which is consistent with the age. Of...
  15. Help requested for the meaning of C.T. on US 1797 weapon

    Does anyone have any idea what C.T. could stand for on this 1797 model US naval boarding axe?
    Can anyone connect it with inspector's initials or a manufacturer around the same time period who...
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    American Boarding Axes.

    Hi,

    As many of you already know my main area of interest of late has been boarding axes and my next project is to improve the information on American Boarding Axes. This will be extremely hard as...
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    Excellent pictures - thanks for sending them,...

    Excellent pictures - thanks for sending them, much appreciated.
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    Great pictures - thanks for posting. If you have...

    Great pictures - thanks for posting. If you have any other pictures of the boarding axes please pm me. They have an unusually good collection.
    I agree about the PC gone mad.
    It is hard to find any...
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    Naval Boarding Axes

    Hi all,

    After my visit last year to the Royal Armouries and some valuable contributions from private collectors I have made a major revision to the British Boarding Axe page of my website...
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    Prices reduced on these cutlasses.

    Some reduced prices.
    I still have some cutlasses for sale - if interested pm me for more pictures.


    From the top:
    Rare 1811 French cutlass with the sculpted quillon. Marked ..Klingenthal...
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    Cutlasses for sale.

    Hi,

    I'm slimming down my collection.
    If you're interested in any of these cutlasses pm me and I will send more pictures and a more detailed description.

    From the top:
    1811 French cutlass ...
  22. Hi, Does anyone else have any information on...

    Hi,
    Does anyone else have any information on makers of the tomahawk type British Boarding Axe - not the Gilpin type - please pm me. Any photographs of any of these makers' marks gratefully received....
  23. Thread: Maberly

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    Hi Ben, Yes that's who I have and his son...

    Hi Ben,

    Yes that's who I have and his son William, who also had a connection with the ordnance board. The coincidence is strong because of the direct connection but I struggle to explain the...
  24. British Boarding Axes - Photographs wanted.

    I'm currently researching the early British Boarding axe with the intention of improving the available knowledge and updating my website.

    There are very few of these axes that survive and even...
  25. Thread: Maberly

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    Maberly

    Hi,

    Thought I'd give it a refresh.

    Does anyone have any edge weapon or firearm marked with the name Maberly?
    I have a record of a John Maberly listed as a supplier to the British Ordnance but...
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