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    The sfi attachment function resizes and...

    The sfi attachment function resizes and compresses even large images automatically. You can also just use the landscape icon above any text entry window to upload and display.

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    From that you get "house of swords walters ????"?...

    From that you get "house of swords walters ????"?

    Ivan wrote

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

    What are...
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    Revisiting these Tim. I must have missed the...

    Revisiting these Tim.

    I must have missed the listing you mention. The old Ames swords had all but dried up and then we see a few turn up. This one, for instance

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    I had a few out to...
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    Here are some resized images. All fittings are...

    Here are some resized images. All fittings are ferrous and imo, steel or iron. The plates do appear cast but I believe I may have mentioned cast steel was coming into vogue by the mid 17th century. I...
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    Based on what similar example you might share?

    Based on what similar example you might share?
  6. It was done by a London shop, so those traits...

    It was done by a London shop, so those traits would fit.

    Cheers
    GC
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    So, some first impressions with the sword in...

    So, some first impressions with the sword in hand. No way I would suspect it to be a Victorian or later attempt. The hilt is comprised (as I suspected) as several individual pieces, joined and...
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    I will hopefully have it in hand tomorrow and...

    I will hopefully have it in hand tomorrow and will determine whether ferrous or not. I do hope to sound the grip to determine how hollw it might be. As we were seeing cast steel fittings in the...
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    Thanks Juan, I see a lot of things that might...

    Thanks Juan,

    I see a lot of things that might mark it as a later decorative item but there also seem to be some things looking purposeful, such as the quillion block cross section. The guard...
  10. We'll see in time I guess. In following it after...

    We'll see in time I guess. In following it after the auction, it does appear to have sold.

    I'm immediately having a senior moment but at least one member of the society had received one of the...
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    So right at the start of the indexing, a mouthful...

    So right at the start of the indexing, a mouthful ;)

    Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine

    Page snippets from the above listed book. The book lists 9 examples, 6 with the...
  12. Strange Late Eagle Pommel Society of the Cincinnati?

    This one passed through ebay iver the past weeks. I had never seen one quite like it and it was listed as coming from a member of the society.

    A strange brew. The Maker's family does go back to...
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    Spanish? Transitional Rapier/Smallsword

    Inbound, if everything goes ok. The blade is very pointy.

    Cheers
    GC
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    Fraternal. The Shriners use a phoenix headed...

    Fraternal. The Shriners use a phoenix headed scimitar and this one in the book. IIRC Grottoes of something or something of Grottoes. I'll look later.
    ...
  15. A not so old discussion. There are several here....

    A not so old discussion. There are several here.

    http://www.swordforum.com/vb4/showthread.php?78926-quot-Claymore-quot-again
    ...
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    Actually, the Knights of Columbus swords are...

    Actually, the Knights of Columbus swords are readily identified as a bust of Columbus. There are two variations of them The third, a flying eagle on a round pommel.
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    This is not an American fraternal form (including...

    This is not an American fraternal form (including not for The Knights of Columbus). While it may have association with a European fraternal group, or specifically Masonic, there were and are swords...
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    pipe back quill point

    pipe back quill point
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    Imo, the & sons would have only been appropriate...

    Imo, the & sons would have only been appropriate while an elder was alive. So, I think we are probably thinking much the same regarding blade etches. None would likely have been produced as Hawkes...
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    From Oldswords.com England London Hawkes,...

    From Oldswords.com

    England London Hawkes, Thomas 1788 1796 17 Piccadilly
    England London Hawkes, Thomas 1797 1809 24 Piccadilly
    England London Hawkes, T., Moseley & Co 1810 1820 22 Piccadilly...
  21. I really like that one. I am at a point of not...

    I really like that one. I am at a point of not wanting to adopt later swords but even while having a wristbreaker, a nice Ames might tempt me.

    I think you'll find you did well.

    Cheers
    GC
  22. All systems go, with just a few swords. ...

    All systems go, with just a few swords.

    Weather is expected to be stellar both days.

    Cheers
    GC
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    Welcome aboard I think Will has it, as...

    Welcome aboard

    I think Will has it, as spotting the acronym on the scabbard. FWIW, the Knights of Columbus swords are more usually a bust of Columbus or a flying eagle on a round pommel (The...
  24. Long range weather is looking promising and I am...

    Long range weather is looking promising and I am running out of excuses not to show at least a few swords.

    One early forecast was showing an inch of rain for the 22nd but I may have had the wrong...
  25. Thanks Will. For me it has just become a bit...

    Thanks Will.

    For me it has just become a bit beyond my own limitations. I used to have a pop up, that collapsed in the wake of a hurricane during the 2008 weekend ;) A stroke, weeks after that....
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