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  1. Len: The triangle in a circle is usually Izhevsk,...

    Len: The triangle in a circle is usually Izhevsk, but this one is not quite the same, the other marks are a mystery to me..

    A,K,M,O & T are the same in English and Russian....The remaining...
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    More Pix of Blade

    Guys: Here are some shots of the blade markings. I just received it today..The famous two triangles mark is opposite the Hörster Trademark.

    Dale
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    Grip

    David: Here you go...I do not think anyone fakes this maker, especially since Wilkinson brings the $$$$...
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    Gentlemen: Is there any way to determine pre or...

    Gentlemen: Is there any way to determine pre or post war? The trademark looks like the pre war Hörster mark.

    BTW: You would not believe how cheap this one was! No bids and some tightwad offers,...
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    British Sword..

    Gentlemen: I got this today...I suspect it is a post WW 2 German made British Sword, I am not sure who used this, but it came with two scabbards and has the GR VI cypher. E und F Hörster-Solingen...
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    Semper Paratus is the USCG Motto...

    Semper Paratus is the USCG Motto...
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    This particular model is made in the 1830's. In...

    This particular model is made in the 1830's. In 1848, they adopted the new design, the unit marks are before 1900, and most likely from the war of 1870-71 or a bit later..

    Dale
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    Gentlemen: Pferde Depot of the 9th Train...

    Gentlemen: Pferde Depot of the 9th Train Battalion weapon # 58, Since it is ancient, I went by the older meaning...The numbers on the blade are not always dates, there was a fiscal accounting done in...
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    It is Brass and typical of Prussia in that era...

    It is Brass and typical of Prussia in that era...
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    AN XIII Prussian Capture and Use

    Guys: I will post this here, instead of the best sword of 2019 page..

    I received from Norway, a Prussian issued and used captured AN XIII Cuirassier Palosch. The top of the blade bears the date...
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    Prussian French model Cuirassier Palosch

    I got this from Europe recently. Dated 1831 it is a Prussian issued French AN XIII. The Prussians, when repairing this model added their own grip, with 18 winds of wire to replace the French 11...
  12. WK&C went to just a Knights' Helm after 1918..I...

    WK&C went to just a Knights' Helm after 1918..I have seen many Weimar era swords with only that trade mark.

    Dale
  13. Thanks David! I got this rat for about 1/3 of the...

    Thanks David! I got this rat for about 1/3 of the usual asking price, so it was a very good deal...

    Finally, using acetone and a brass brush, all the traces of silver paint are gone!

    Dale
  14. Lilley & Co US S&F with German Blade....

    Fellows: I found this last Sunday at the tobacconists shop in Hoover Alabama, he sell old knives and such. He wanted almost nothing for this item, so I bought it.

    Lilley & Co, Cleveland Ohio and...
  15. You Fellows have no idea how much fun it was to...

    You Fellows have no idea how much fun it was to get all the silver paint off the blade, but there was no paint on the hilt or scabbard and the buff leather washer was intact! Another bonus..

    Dale
  16. Chatellreault Mle 1833 dated 9bre 1842

    Fellows; I bought this for my Wife for Christmas. She collects Cutlasses and similar items.

    The inscription is the usual for these: "M-fre Royale d' Chatellerault 9Bre 1842".

    I had to sell the...
  17. Gord: Ah, Early Eaglehead of Prussia, quite...

    Gord: Ah, Early Eaglehead of Prussia, quite rare, and I have never seen it before..I do not know who has it now.

    Dale
  18. Robert: Blade is the Montmorency pattern...

    Robert: Blade is the Montmorency pattern Ulanensäbel, the hilt is a mystery to me..

    Dale
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    Yugo Saber

    Morten and Fellows: This is the Serbian model of 1920, usually made by Alex. Coppel for this country. They appear with pipe back and conventional blade forms. The crest is the "Kingdom of...
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    Fellows, I have the correct portepee for this...

    Fellows, I have the correct portepee for this saber..

    Dale
  21. Will: In Prussia it was "Ulanen Regiment" not...

    Will: In Prussia it was "Ulanen Regiment" not Lancer...L always means Landsturm or Landwehr in Prussian stampings....

    Dale
  22. Guys: I bought it from Norway, when it arrives,...

    Guys: I bought it from Norway, when it arrives, more pix. I beat the German dealer by minutes, apparently these are quite rare and desirable in the Fatherland..

    I have several scabbards here that...
  23. It is a Prussian Mod 1854, which is a copy of the...

    It is a Prussian Mod 1854, which is a copy of the French.

    According to the German Collectors, it is; 1. Schweres Reserve Reiter Regiment 3. Eskadron Waffe Nr. 141 and lined out: 7. Landwehr...
  24. Prussian Unit marks that are a mystery to me!

    Fellows: At last I have found some unit marks that are a mystery to me. They are on a Prussian Mod 1854 Kürrasier Palosch, it is fairly dirty and not marked a lot, but it is not French as it has 17...
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    DavidR: Feel free to copy my pictures for a guide...

    DavidR: Feel free to copy my pictures for a guide if you are making a new wooden grip...I found a scabbard for US $80.00 on the net, but I do not think it can be sent to GB.

    Dale
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