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  1. Literally every second Solingen maker during 18th...

    Literally every second Solingen maker during 18th century used running wolf mark, it is incredibly common.
    Those square marks from both side of wolf are common on Dutch infantry swords, but could be...
  2. That's a rooster, le coq. Common mark during the...

    That's a rooster, le coq. Common mark during the revolution, along with fasces/caps.
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    Hate to say this but does not look old. May be...

    Hate to say this but does not look old. May be late 19th century, may be even 20th century.
    Gilding looks like paint, not fire gilding. Etching is too shallow/gentle. Bluing is also not from 18th...
  4. Switzerland

    Switzerland
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    Yes, Saxony (more likely) or Prussia (less...

    Yes, Saxony (more likely) or Prussia (less likely) between 1820 and 1850.
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    Effective today, I'm no longer allowed to be one...

    Effective today, I'm no longer allowed to be one of his His Royal Majesty’s Drabants. Unfortunately they refused to bent Oath of Allegiance to make an exception for his Royal Majesty.
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    Reserve Pionier-Battalion, probably number 2....

    Reserve Pionier-Battalion, probably number 2.
    That is a typical fate of cavalry swords (those which were not damaged during service) in German army: first cavalry regiments, then support regiments...
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    Definitely Portuguese.

    Definitely Portuguese.
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    I was surprised that Max and Jörgen can not read this inscription.

    Regarding the age... More likely 17th century, less likely 18th century imitation of 17th century blade. But nobody can tell with...
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    I think for the first sword blade and hilt does...

    I think for the first sword blade and hilt does not match.
    Blade is early to middle 18th century, of the very high quality and could be from French officer's broadsword.
    Hilt is somewhat ugly and...
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    Apparently Wurttemberg, and initially was issued...

    Apparently Wurttemberg, and initially was issued to 25th Dragonerregiment „Königin Olga“ (1. Württembergisches).
    Later dragoons received new m/1889 sword and this sword was transferred to...
  12. Thread: Best of 2020

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    Nice schiavona, Evgeny! I have one with similar...

    Nice schiavona, Evgeny!
    I have one with similar hilt, possibly from the same manufacturer. How do you know where it was made?
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    I would say North Italian, around 1600

    I would say North Italian, around 1600
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    Could be Danish. Danish swords around 1830 used...

    Could be Danish. Danish swords around 1830 used to have curved side bars.
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    Thanks Magnus! Yes, there is no sign of another...

    Thanks Magnus! Yes, there is no sign of another loop, so probably this loop is not for the chain. Possibly it was used to attach something decorative.
    Hirschfanger from Armemuseum has the same...
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    The second one is Swedish, around 1760. Again,...

    The second one is Swedish, around 1760.
    Again, completely identical hirshfanger is described by Olof Berg (probably that's Armemuseum collection). Likely also local Stockholm manufacturing.
    The...
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    Two hunting swords

    Nice and remarkably rare hunting swords.
    The first one is English, second half of 17th cent. That's a rare variation of "mushroom cap hanger"... without the mushroom cap pommel.
    V&A museum has...
  18. Thread: Help Identify

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    This is Bavarian landwehr officers sword, dated...

    This is Bavarian landwehr officers sword, dated around 1840
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    English or perhaps American

    English or perhaps American
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    The base is blackened iron (now somewhat rusty)

    The base is blackened iron (now somewhat rusty)
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    Haven't been very active last year, got only few...

    Haven't been very active last year, got only few swords. Instead, I finally prepared catalog of my collection with all the pictures. May be will print it some time
    These two are favorites, silver...
  22. The blade is from Prussian hussar sword p/1742....

    The blade is from Prussian hussar sword p/1742. Could be original mounting from early 1800th, could be later composite.
  23. 1. Schwere-Reiter-Regiment?

    1. Schwere-Reiter-Regiment?
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    South Germany around 1750, grenadier or fusilier,...

    South Germany around 1750, grenadier or fusilier, probably officer.
    Scabbard is obviously not original.
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    Blade looks recently made (or at least recently...

    Blade looks recently made (or at least recently refurbished - polished, etched and aged).
    Not sure about the hilt
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