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    For what it’s worth Will, I’ve purchased four...

    For what it’s worth Will, I’ve purchased four swords from John Hart - and shipped to Canada - over the years (though it has been a while since the last one) and I believe he used Parcel Force for all...
  2. That is a beauty!

    That is a beauty!
  3. Mortuary Sword Blademaker Identification?

    Hello everyone,

    I recently purchased an English mortuary sword that’s had, shall we say, an adventurous life.

    I am trying to verify the blade maker’s identification so that I can get a rough...
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    I find this all very interesting! I’ve had a...

    I find this all very interesting!

    I’ve had a brainstorm going around in my head for the last few months of wanting to start (here in the little sleepy resort town of Saint Andrews, New Brunswick)...
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    I agree Will. I was at the War Museum in Ottawa a...

    I agree Will. I was at the War Museum in Ottawa a few years ago and was disappointed to see only about ten swords on display.

    I displayed a majority of my collection (about 60 pieces) at the...
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    That’s excellent! Thanks John. I’ll pick some up...

    That’s excellent! Thanks John. I’ll pick some up and give it a try.

    Matt
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    Haha Greg... a blessing in disguise :-)

    Haha Greg... a blessing in disguise :-)
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    :D we sold the cafe! This was a little treat to...

    :D we sold the cafe! This was a little treat to myself from the tips I saved up over the summer..and fall...and winter. I kept seeing pieces like the 1796 patterns I wanted to buy. But I kept...
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    I came across this old thread I started and...

    I came across this old thread I started and realized I neglected posting the eventual results.

    In the end, patience was the key. I narrowed down where exactly (as best as I could guess), where the...
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    Well...Canada Post came through. The swords...

    Well...Canada Post came through. The swords arrived today. A day early and in perfect condition...considering their age.

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    No bent guards.
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    No worries Greg, I do have two already and was...

    No worries Greg, I do have two already and was trying not to be greedy, but it was a good price. Another sold at a local antique store a month or so later for $800. Again I was to slow and crises of...
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    Hi Greg, I am so happy for you! I had been...

    Hi Greg,

    I am so happy for you! I had been just about to make an offer on this sword (in Fredericton, New Brunswick right?) when I noticed the listing had disappeared after almost a year. I had...
  13. Sorry, bringing back an old thread as I just...

    Sorry, bringing back an old thread as I just discovered something...

    I have been going through my collection trying to properly catalogue and make notes on all my pieces and noticed a date...
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    Thanks Eric :-)

    Thanks Eric :-)
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    Thank you Mel :-)

    Thank you Mel :-)
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    Okay, I know it’s getting late for this, but I...

    Okay, I know it’s getting late for this, but I had to sneak in and share.

    For me this year it came down to two. An English silver hilted smallsword with an heirloom blade (I presume as it does not...
  17. That’s great! Thank you Glen :-)

    That’s great!

    Thank you Glen :-)
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    Thanks Ben. Youíre right that is the identical hilt.

    Glen, thanks for the pointer on the re-orientation.

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    I wish I could remember what that eBay listing had said. Something about ďVon...
  19. Thank you guys for the suggestions. I’ll check...

    Thank you guys for the suggestions. I’ll check out that thread.
  20. 1803 pattern with Dragon or Wyvern on knuckleguard

    Hi there all,

    Iím helping out another local museum with a British 1803 pattern. The blue and gilt blade is marked Underhill & Cooper, dating it to 1803 (according to Bezdekís book on Swords and...
  21. Thank you Greg.

    Thank you Greg.
  22. Thank you Will. My first museum exhibit. Great...

    Thank you Will. My first museum exhibit. Great fun putting it together...I may need to investigate changing jobs. The 1796 is marked WYC F 16. I picked it up at auction in Ontario a few years ago....
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    Oh Rob, thatís to bad! Iíll post some pictures for a virtual tour and if you are ever down in Saint Andrews, New Brunswick, feel free to stop by. My wife and I run the local coffee shop, so we are...
  25. Sword Exhibit - New Brunswick, Canada

    Iím not sure if this is the right place for this but...if anyone is passing through southern New Brunswick, Canada this June or July, this might interest you. Iíve lent my collection to the local...
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