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    The scabbard drag appears to be a replacement and...

    The scabbard drag appears to be a replacement and the centre brass scabbard piece is too high on the leather scabbard.
    This sword has no provenance and the repairs/replacements and damage on this...
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    David you have a good eye. I agree the folding...

    David you have a good eye. I agree the folding guard is a replacement make from flat stock brass.
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    The bent guard can be coaxed out to closely...

    The bent guard can be coaxed out to closely resemble its original shape. This one is not too bad.
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    Been some time since I looked at Mole discs. The...

    Been some time since I looked at Mole discs. The Mole I have is from 1898 M3151 ser #. The disc is not the same as the one pictured in this post. I(had) another Mole sword with a more similar disc...
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    This could be a Mole proof disc though I've seen...

    This could be a Mole proof disc though I've seen similar on swords that are not Mole. I'll post a known Mole disc soon for comparison. Usually excellent quality of a sword with this proof indicates a...
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    Only a "guess" could this be a Turkish marking?

    Only a "guess" could this be a Turkish marking?
  7. A British sword with British markings would not...

    A British sword with British markings would not apply to Belgian swords. However interesting info that can be used for other swords.
  8. Richard the reference book mentioned sounds good...

    Richard the reference book mentioned sounds good but I don't have that one. Though I collect Canadian/British swords I have a dozen American sword reference books. There is such an overlap of British...
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    I believe you have it correct that etched swords...

    I believe you have it correct that etched swords are far less likely to be used in battle. However some WW1 German dress swords and sidearms were pressed into service and can be found regimentally...
  10. It's anyone's guess if Matt will come forward and...

    It's anyone's guess if Matt will come forward and solve the mystery?
  11. New material is always good news. As for...

    New material is always good news. As for unlabelled illustrations I believe 1/3 of a book that you can't identify the actions/soldiers and the dates could be easily remedied without added cost. I...
  12. I believe Kinsley is Bradens pen name, bets are...

    I believe Kinsley is Bradens pen name, bets are on. I think constructive criticism is warranted when 1/3 of the book Swordsmen of the British Empire is illustrations which lack any title or...
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    Interesting cutlass but raises a question. ? The...

    Interesting cutlass but raises a question. ? The whole cutlas shows a good deal of past corrosion/pitting but the anchor and eagle engraving do not or is it the digital photos and lighting not...
  14. this may help

    this may help
  15. I believe some of the content is from the Army...

    I believe some of the content is from the Army and Navy Illustrated and similar works.
  16. I agree with Ian most are about the same content....

    I agree with Ian most are about the same content. What would be beneficial is context, where did these excerpts come from and dates. There are no titles to any illustrations though these...
  17. Definitely an older reproduction of the 1912p....

    Definitely an older reproduction of the 1912p. Note the faked proved disc with HW that copies Henry Wilkinsons disc. Some type of reptile skin for the grip covering.
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    This is a good looking sword and has an ivory...

    This is a good looking sword and has an ivory grip, not bone.
  19. Nice haul Dale. I think in the immediate future...

    Nice haul Dale. I think in the immediate future depending who owns edged weapons the prices will drop on the more common types. People experiencing financial difficulties will sell off their items. I...
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    This I have taken from an article by Matt Easton....

    This I have taken from an article by Matt Easton. He has some very good information on his website.
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    Yes a 36 calibre blackpowder 1851 Colt Navy...

    Yes a 36 calibre blackpowder 1851 Colt Navy revolver does not deliver much stopping power. A thick overcoat with a cartridge belt could stop a 36 cal ball. Many recorded instances of shot being...
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    I have an 1860 Colt 44 and percussion caps can...

    I have an 1860 Colt 44 and percussion caps can fail or fall off. Caps also can jam the cylinder from rotating as can buildup of powder residue. Reloading is relatively slow, the Remington 1858...
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    When your pistol fails you don't want your sword...

    When your pistol fails you don't want your sword to fail due to it being of poor quality.
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    The British Navy did many land actions with their...

    The British Navy did many land actions with their Marines. Their enemy was not always onboard ship.
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    It would be unusual to have only two letters...

    It would be unusual to have only two letters linked (SC) and not the others. That and what looks possibly like an S smaller in height than the other initials.
    Good point to compare to other initials...
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