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    In every respect just your regulation Wilkinson...

    In every respect just your regulation Wilkinson infantry officers sabre from 1881. Battered, bent and in need of care.... just like it's new owner.

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    Wilkinson valentines day treat

    I've spent a happy evening staring at my valentine.

    She arrived, as all great ladies should.... in a 4ft cardboard tube and signed Henry Wilkinson!

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    Here is something connected to this thread that...

    Here is something connected to this thread that may be of interest. An Army & Navy Cooperative Society catalogue from 1883.

    The tailoring section starts at book page number 1050 and gives a price...
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    Swords on TV - where are they now

    One for the British. Just watching an old episode of Lovejoy and this peaked my interest.

    Wonder where these relics of history are now? One of them recently seen on Game of Thrones!

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  5. The "other" Wilkinson was at 30 Cockspur Street,...

    The "other" Wilkinson was at 30 Cockspur Street, Charring Cross, London, and was said to trade under that name for a short period 1848/50 before a trademark dispute with the "real" Henry Wilkinson...
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    Dale, there is nothing I can see about the sword...

    Dale, there is nothing I can see about the sword itself which will tell you pre or post war.

    Your best bet I think is the style of the horster mark and whether it persisted post war. Its certainly...
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    Oops, quite correct John, I was posting before my...

    Oops, quite correct John, I was posting before my morning coffee, big mistake!
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    Hi Dale, it's a British 1897 Infantry...

    Hi Dale,

    it's a British 1897 Infantry Officer's Sword, with a George 6th cypher so 1852 at the latest.

    I'm not familiar with Horster but Oldswords suggest they took this name in 1850 so...
  9. Yes, if the blade has been re-hilted, we can't...

    Yes, if the blade has been re-hilted, we can't assume that the original owner was still using the sword in 1895. It could feasibly have been passed on to another officer so despite it being an 1895...
  10. Hi Will, Some ammonia brought out what was...

    Hi Will,

    Some ammonia brought out what was remaining of the gilt (on the left) and some autosol cleaned up the rest (right)

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    When you say a jeweller could straighten up the hilt do you...
  11. I actually think it might be SWW

    I actually think it might be SWW
  12. Hi Ian, I can't believe how successful it...

    Hi Ian,

    I can't believe how successful it was.

    I used a 40mm pvc waste pipe, capped at one end. Tied it upright in my garden. Filled it with Evaporust and dropped the sword in until the hilt...
  13. I'm ready to declare my first experience with...

    I'm ready to declare my first experience with Evaporust a resounding success!

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  14. I am 80% sure the first letter is a "S" and I...

    I am 80% sure the first letter is a "S" and I agree that it ends on "W".

    The middle letter could be an "N" but it's certainly not very clear is it!

    P. S. There are no officers in Hart's Army...
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    Hi David, After reading your article I meant...

    Hi David,

    After reading your article I meant to raise a point with you. I noted it down then forgot about it, so here its is slightly delayed.

    You refer to the blade of the 1859 pattern.
    ...
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    I've noticed that Wikipedia suggests a slightly...

    I've noticed that Wikipedia suggests a slightly earlier date than Robert for incorporation of the company: 15 September 1871.
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    Hi Alexander, it world be interesting to get more...

    Hi Alexander, it world be interesting to get more stats on the trends of Toledo blades. A trawl of swordforum threads shows this has been discussed before, a very interesting topic.

    Will, is that...
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    Stumbled across this old thread which doesn't...

    Stumbled across this old thread which doesn't seem to have been answered at the time.

    If anyone is still interested, this is the symbol for the Army and Navy Cooperative Society. I assume that...
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    I think it is my joint favourite sword to handle...

    I think it is my joint favourite sword to handle (Evii 1821/96 cav being the other).

    Probably because of the shorter length it is balanced like a dream.

    The blade has an almost mirror finish...
  21. I believe Rooke features in a photo album held by...

    I believe Rooke features in a photo album held by the Shropshire Archives. I don't suppose anyone here is registered with the archives there?
  22. I did, but it seems the post fell down the side...

    I did, but it seems the post fell down the side of the sofa and went unnoticed.

    http://www.swordforum.com/vb4/showthread.php?119780-1827-RN-patent-solid-hilt
  23. This from Rooke's army records. Does this say...

    This from Rooke's army records. Does this say "Brit. America"?

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    This is followed by West Indies, 3 stints in Bermuda, Egypt, Malta, Suakin, Lower Egypt, Malta.
  24. A thing of beauty! And just for the joy of...

    A thing of beauty!

    And just for the joy of seeing them together again, here's my patent hilt collection.

    Ray skin, pressed leather and 3 composite material grip slabs of very different...
  25. Thanks Jordan, He certainly got about a bit,...

    Thanks Jordan,

    He certainly got about a bit, from what I can decipher. I'll scrutinise it in depth later.
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