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  1. Link to authentic French swords for comparison....

    Link to authentic French swords for comparison. https://www.bertrand-malvaux.com/en/p/32311/sabre-d-officier-de-dragons-ancienne-monarchie.html
  2. The lines on the shell guard are not even and do...

    The lines on the shell guard are not even and do not contact the engraved outline of the front face of the guard and this would be considered sloppy work and was just not done.
  3. I just don't see the attention to detail in the...

    I just don't see the attention to detail in the guard that is there in French swords I've handled. An old reproduction I would say. Based on only these photos I would not be purchasing.
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    PM sent

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    Yes it's authentic. ...

    Yes it's authentic. https://argocoins.com/product/springfield-armory-us-cavalry-m1873-entrenching-tool/
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    James it is a Wilkinson and I have yet to find a...

    James it is a Wilkinson and I have yet to find a mouthpiece for it which I believe would be made with German silver.
  7. Dale can we see all of the sword? Good that it...

    Dale can we see all of the sword? Good that it has two regimental markings, I'm tempted to say the stroked out marking is a 7th Lancer Regt. In German it's Lancer, French is Lancier and English,...
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    My Wilkinsons Coldstream Guard 1854p sword dating...

    My Wilkinsons Coldstream Guard 1854p sword dating to 1855 has the same Toledo blade and this was most likely due to the Crimean War where Russian overcoats were difficult to penetrate with the...
  9. Great find Dale, have you found period photos...

    Great find Dale, have you found period photos with this pattern sword?
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    James well done! It is rare to get some of these...

    James well done! It is rare to get some of these things answered.
  11. Pitch or rosin is used for Victorian cutlery to...

    Pitch or rosin is used for Victorian cutlery to retain the blade in the silver handle. I've read that dental plaster works well and is very strong. Durham's water Putty may also work.
    These...
  12. It would be great to own a pair of them, or more.

    It would be great to own a pair of them, or more.
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    I would first lay the blade on the scabbard to...

    I would first lay the blade on the scabbard to see if the blade curvature is matched by the scabbard. If the scabbard does not match the curve then you have a mismatch. Curve of the blade should...
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    Those last photos do show an excellent blade. I...

    Those last photos do show an excellent blade. I agree it would be worthwhile repairing the folding guard.
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    James this is the first Toledo bladed naval sword...

    James this is the first Toledo bladed naval sword I've seen, very nice! The patent hilt just adds to its rarity.
  16. B.N. America, British North America. James your...

    B.N. America, British North America.
    James your naval sword with Toledo blade, have you posted this sword before, if so can you supply a link to it? I am partial to Toledo blades though only have...
  17. The blade can be brought back to white metal....

    The blade can be brought back to white metal. There is zero original finish on this blade but should come up nicely.
    Did you get the Wilkinson proof page, hopefully a name was recorded?
  18. Ben I did see this one but did not bid you up....

    Ben I did see this one but did not bid you up. Can the hilt be attached firmly? The 2D marking makes it a special one and that it has a scabbard and makers name only adds to it..
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    It may be from another country. The long metal...

    It may be from another country. The long metal straps are to prevent the shaft being cut by swords etc. The ring can also be used for attachment of the pennant.
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    1846p lance? ...

    1846p lance? ...
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    I have found twice my absentee bid won and I paid...

    I have found twice my absentee bid won and I paid what I bid. I suppose if there is no lower bid they take your bid to start and if no one overbids it's yours. Sometimes bidding too high can hurt if...
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    James looking forward to your post on this sword.

    James looking forward to your post on this sword.
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    Looks like a removable pot handle to me.

    Looks like a removable pot handle to me.
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    James good luck with it. In the past I've put in...

    James good luck with it. In the past I've put in low bids and been successful several times, if you don't bid you never win.
    What did you bid on??
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    The sword has been disassembled to clean off...

    The sword has been disassembled to clean off corrosion. The pitting in some areas depends on what side the sword sat on and on what. I see some recent rust from poor storage.
    The guard bars do look...
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