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    Good luck with the ledger, it should have a name...

    Good luck with the ledger, it should have a name recorded since the sword does have a family crest.
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    James you have to take it all off of her and show...

    James you have to take it all off of her and show a full frontal photo of the sword.
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    I have this cutlass, # 14. Not sure where this...

    I have this cutlass, # 14. Not sure where this numbering fits in the history, whether one of the early batch of 600 or not?
  4. 1770's Revolutionary Cavalry Sword by Wyatt

    I am selling my Wyatt slotted hilt sword with 35 1/2" blade. I have posted the sword in the past here. $6250 incl. shipping.
  5. The staple is a correct attachment method that...

    The staple is a correct attachment method that was used on bayonet scabbards from the mid 1800's. Note the scabbard mouth has been removed to fit the blade dimension.
    The locket button/hook also is...
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    With new props made to be safe I suppose these...

    With new props made to be safe I suppose these old swords owned by costume companies have been sold off.
    Would it not be a great treasure hunt to find an old cache of edged weapons?
    Independent...
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    Simon both are excellent though I lean towards...

    Simon both are excellent though I lean towards the naval sword, fantastic silver slotted hilt. Can we see the blade?
  8. Ben I'm glad you saw the painting. I find period...

    Ben I'm glad you saw the painting. I find period illustrations accurate compared to later ones though they may be old but do not date to the time depicted.
  9. Odd that the grinding marks on the blade next to...

    Odd that the grinding marks on the blade next to the tang were not removed. It would be interesting to see how the tang is attached to the blade. Most likely a broken blade repurposed into a...
  10. Dirk these early swords were used and original...

    Dirk these early swords were used and original wire is mostly found on pristine examples that may not have been in battle or used for anything but parading.
    I don't consider grip wire overly...
  11. Grip wire on swords that were used and of great...

    Grip wire on swords that were used and of great age tend to show a good deal of loss. Sometimes the wire under the pommel remains. The second photo demonstrates replaced wire.
    You have a cord...
  12. I would think you would have to authenticate the...

    I would think you would have to authenticate the grip wire on the swords in these photos. Leather and wood shrinks with age, wire does not, and the wire looks tight to the grips.
    Difficult to...
  13. With some grip covering loss the wire is too snug...

    With some grip covering loss the wire is too snug to the grip to be original and I believe it's wire added at a much later date. Typically the French used double stranded twisted wire.
  14. I believe the wire could be a later replacement.

    I believe the wire could be a later replacement.
  15. This sword is not a Henry Wilkinson sword....

    This sword is not a Henry Wilkinson sword. Interesting there is no proof disc but a "W" is etched in its place. I would date the sword between 1850-1854+- due to the folding guard and Wilkinson type...
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    Max I don't believe Horster and other Solingen...

    Max I don't believe Horster and other Solingen makers sold just blades in the 20th century though they did much earlier. What makes you think this could be the case?
    The blade should also have a...
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    The author is deceased and there is no news of...

    The author is deceased and there is no news of releasing further volumes.
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    I've seen Horster 1897p swords used in the...

    I've seen Horster 1897p swords used in the Canadian Army, as officers rarely purchase their own swords these days the swords are issued out for parades etc.
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    Gold and crimson. Made out of the fine metal...

    Gold and crimson. Made out of the fine metal fabric, not the newer nylon stuff.
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    Referring to Robsons the knot fits several...

    Referring to Robsons the knot fits several descriptions from HHC to HC and foot guards, infantry. Unfortunately there is not a good source to narrow it down, would have to view examples on swords and...
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    Ben the knot is British

    Ben the knot is British
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    I don't think the price is too high. The know...

    I don't think the price is too high. The know would complete a valuable sword as it would appear in its time. I have a similar Victorian knot that appears unused in excellent condition and I would...
  23. cleaned up and minor squiggles removed, couldn't...

    cleaned up and minor squiggles removed, couldn't find any whiteout. Now looks more like a ? WW. Letters appear to be growing ferns.
  24. LTVW working on a photo of the initials to...

    LTVW working on a photo of the initials to clarify.
  25. The first initial looks like an S but could be T...

    The first initial looks like an S but could be T or F. A high resolution photo you can then remove the cracking appearance and small swirls that do not form the letters.
    Then you can print off and...
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