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    Stones River trading company has a very similar...

    Stones River trading company has a very similar piece and I recently purchased an m1853 marked to Horstmann.
  2. Charlie, no m1840 light cavalry sabers and in...

    Charlie, no m1840 light cavalry sabers and in truth even though they were referred to only as the heavy cavalry saber and light cavalry saber and not by m1840 and m1860 that we use today they are...
  3. Charlie the m1840 is heavier and the spine of the...

    Charlie the m1840 is heavier and the spine of the blade is flat while the spine on the m1860 is rounded.
  4. Charlie the Tiffany & Co. m1840 is the only US...

    Charlie the Tiffany & Co. m1840 is the only US m1840 with steel guard. The US m1906 is the only m1860 light cavalry with steel hilt. Both are a tad hard to find in decent condition. Congrats on a...
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    I have seen that pdf a number of times...

    I have seen that pdf a number of times unfortunately I cannot find an English version.
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    Tom, I believe the frontier vaquero and Presidio...

    Tom, I believe the frontier vaquero and Presidio soldiers preformed amazing feats on the border lands.
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    It is my belief although speculative that as the...

    It is my belief although speculative that as the Spanish control declined so did its support. Cup hilt blades were refited to the more comfortable espada ancha hilt that wore easily on the hip with a...
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    Tri fuller espada ancha

    A common tri fuller blade,, these blades are also common on Colonial cup hilts of the late 17th early 18th. Long and short blades being found on both.
    Weight 9.6 Oz
    blade length 27 inches
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    Espada ancha

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    Ornate espada ancha 37 inch blade, 1 lb. 6.5 oz. POB 7.75 inch from hilt.
    Tom the longer ones seem to be suited for horse back. The soldado de cuera fought from horse back as...
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    Tom, not being a swordsman I cannot say for sure,...

    Tom, not being a swordsman I cannot say for sure, however; it is my experience with these frontier swords they were hackers. They are not balanced and are more kin to hachets even more so the later...
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    Tom the blade is 37 inches, I also have a 36, 33...

    Tom the blade is 37 inches, I also have a 36, 33 and 30 /⁴ the rest are under 30 inches.
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    The 88 hussar hilt is a really attractive piece.

    The 88 hussar hilt is a really attractive piece.
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    Espada Ancha

    This espada ancha gets a top spot for me. Full length blade and most excellent hilt work.:eek:158234158235158235158236158237158238
  14. These bird head pommel swords were sold...

    These bird head pommel swords were sold extensively in U S in first half of 19th century by British and Solingen. I have an eaglehead by Francis Deakin so it is evident he sought out American market....
  15. I just sent a legal letter package to Belize...

    I just sent a legal letter package to Belize yesterday via FedX and they charged me 88 bucks. They were cheaper than UPS and less time than post (USPS). Not always true, it depends on country you...
  16. Most excellent Richard, thanks for this post. Eric

    Most excellent Richard, thanks for this post. Eric
  17. No doubt Solingen made blade. Typical Solingen...

    No doubt Solingen made blade. Typical Solingen style etch and very generic sold and mounted on different hilt types. Possibly sold in bulk with or without hilts to any one any where.
  18. Without regiment markings both the Blucher and...

    Without regiment markings both the Blucher and the 1796 light cavalry pattern were sold worldwide to many nations. Mexico bought both and many of the 1796 pattern in US, many Solingen made. With US...
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    Hounsloe sword

    Looking for Hounsle, Hounslow and Shotley Bridge swords.
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    Magnus, I don’t doubt it German, the Prussians...

    Magnus, I don’t doubt it German, the Prussians used hangers in this style until 1830 or so I believe with loose spirals on grips. While everyone copied someone sometime, this style was It seems...
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    Interesting 1751 pattern hilt usually on short...

    Interesting 1751 pattern hilt usually on short curved blade with small upper fuller. Perhaps a rehilt, heavy hilt for a straight blade.
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    I like the looks of bird head pommels on a...

    I like the looks of bird head pommels on a spadroon, not real common on the American side but I have one or two. Nice sword, Honey.
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    Merely that it is not lion head or etched but...

    Merely that it is not lion head or etched but rather plain for a British or Mexican officer. The ones I own are leather grips with plain blades.
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    I do not have records but believe Spain imported...

    I do not have records but believe Spain imported these and 1796 light cavalry pattern 1800 to 1820 in their decline in Mexico. Parts, partial swords and swords found there lean that way. I am not...
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    I have a couple of these trooper 1803 pattern...

    I have a couple of these trooper 1803 pattern flank officer blades. One out of Tejas and one I picked up in Mexico. Iron bird head pommel, plain leather grip with flat blade. I assume made in...
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