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    Thank you all for your input, very much...

    Thank you all for your input, very much appreciated.
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    Help with Initials ID please

    I am trying to decipher initials on a British p1821 cavalry sword.
    I am thinking perhaps ..CH?

    Thoughts very much welcome, thank you.
  3. Please remove - no longer for sale Thank you

    Please remove - no longer for sale

    Thank you
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    Blade is not marked to Engineers, it is etched as...

    Blade is not marked to Engineers, it is etched as typical of an infantry sword.
    It's a meaty but well balanced sword.
    Blade length, 820mm (32 1/4"), width at ricasso 29mm (11/8")
    Thickess at...
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    Thanks for confirmation on re-hilt theory James,...

    Thanks for confirmation on re-hilt theory James, and agree Will, Brass would benefit from a polish.
    I am working up the courage (and absorbing knowledge) to carefully clean truth to be told..
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    Thanks Will, Yes food for thought, I may have a...

    Thanks Will,
    Yes food for thought, I may have a traul through sources looking for a AWK, you never know..
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    Wilkinson Engineer re-hilted 1845 Infantry

    Of my very limited collection, this sword is maybe my favourite.

    I think it's been re-hilted later in its life with an engineer guard?
    Wilkinson is marked to blade rather than ricasso, suggesting...
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    Thank you Gents, Great deduction, and agree that...

    Thank you Gents,
    Great deduction, and agree that AWK does seem very likely his initials.
    I've poured over the Gazette this am, but can find nothing of substance
    I never realised sword had initials...
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    SMRE photo and another with initials

    Another photos showing initials, but it is a jumble as has already been pointed out, and perhaps it can never be made sense of.
    Also a photo showing SMRE markings.
  10. Maybe I have been a "bit" price optimistic.. NEW...

    Maybe I have been a "bit" price optimistic..
    NEW Price 900 / best offers considered
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    Thank you for your help and insight James, I...

    Thank you for your help and insight James, I never would have worked that out.

    Retailer is Hobson & Son, 1-3-5 Lexington Street.
    Blade by Pilin, no serial numbers, lightening bolt etching, I'll...
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    Help with Initials on Infantry 1897

    Help appreciated please on de-cyphering the initials on a Victorian British infantry 1897 (Royal Engineers)

    Marked to Tees Volunteer Submarine Miners, so can only be a handful of names..

    I...
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    New price 1700
  15. F.S. British 1848 Royal Horse Guards (RHG) Trooper sword

    British 1848 Royal Horse Guards (RHG) troopers sword

    Picked this up very recently, its in as found condition, a real sleeper, would clean up very well.
    Blade has been period shortened from...
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    SOLD pending payment - Please Remove

    SOLD pending payment - Please Remove
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    REDUCED TO 495 Inc. UK Postage
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    A few more pics..

    A few more pics..
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    F.S. British 1845 pattern infantry sword

    For sale
    British 1845 pattern Infantry sword.

    Nice untouched example, bright blade, etching still crisp and clear.
    Hilt tight, all wire intact.
    550 inclusive of UK postage
  21. Thank you Will, I feel both very lucky, and...

    Thank you Will,
    I feel both very lucky, and pleased.
  22. Hi Mike, Glad you asked, yes it has been...

    Hi Mike,

    Glad you asked, yes it has been service sharpened, although not particularly sharp anymore.
  23. Hi Wil, Thanks for taking a look and your...

    Hi Wil,

    Thanks for taking a look and your comments, to be honest my photos in this case are not the best to show RNC compared with remainder of sword, so apologies for them being somewhat...
  24. Ok, after some research I believe I have got very...

    Ok, after some research I believe I have got very lucky..

    I have checked Harts list between 1848 and 1861,there is only ONE name with these abbreviations during all this time!

    - Richard...
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    A few more photos and details around this interesting question..

    For background, sword appears big and robust.
    - Sword weighs 890 grams
    - Blade is 28.2mm wide at riccasso, and 8.4mm thick
    - ...
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