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  1. I'm not at all sure this is the right man, but...

    I'm not at all sure this is the right man, but the 1912 Army List shows a Lieutenant T. H. Stammas serving as Quartermaster in the RHA (see pages 1665, 198 and 213). He was promoted to Captain on...
  2. The proof slug has simply been unevenly stamped....

    The proof slug has simply been unevenly stamped. If you look at each letter in sequence, they progressively stand more proud of the base as you move to the right.
  3. I believe the grip is camel bone. These can be...

    I believe the grip is camel bone. These can be had in Saudi Arabian markets today for nominal prices and are popular with tourists. The weapon itself hasn't changed much in the last century.
  4. It was a popular pattern. There are seven of them...

    It was a popular pattern. There are seven of them shown in this display at HAC HQ in London.
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    No worries, Will. I just thought it could be...

    No worries, Will. I just thought it could be misinterpreted stated the way it was.

    Also, the Carl Gustaf Stads Gevärsfaktori stamp is shown below. A bit different than what's on this sword, but I...
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    Can you post a shot of the basket face-on? My...

    Can you post a shot of the basket face-on? My Hessian sabre is stepped at the pommel with a curved blade, while this one has a pommel and backstrap that is more characteristic of the French m/1882...
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    Can you cite a source for that, Will? Here are...

    Can you cite a source for that, Will? Here are the Swedish royal ciphers: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Royal_monograms_of_Sweden

    To my knowledge, those are not Swedish pattern...
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    That's actually the stamp of French retailer F....

    That's actually the stamp of French retailer F. Delacour (from 1837) who, in 1860 or so, joined with Backes to form Delacour and Backes (until 1890). Lunenschloss and Delacour both used the Grecian...
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    Actually, I think the lion-head pommel is...

    Actually, I think the lion-head pommel is Imperial German (as is the Imperial crown and fouled anchor). There were many variations among the Imperial German naval swords, and yours is quite unique.
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    Thanks, Max. Interesting observation about...

    Thanks, Max.

    Interesting observation about the chasseurs motif, though the position of the laurel and oak is swapped. For example, my Chasseurs de Vincennes sabre has the oak on the left and the...
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    The sword of Hippolyte de Saint-Pol

    I acquired this sword from an on-line seller in March, 2013. French weapons constitute about 20 percent of my collection, and I fell for the motif in the guard, the "fancy" hilt design, the uncommon...
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    French m/1882 Infantry Officer's sword by Balp at...

    French m/1882 Infantry Officer's sword by Balp at St. Etienne.
  13. Here you go, Norman. They're not the greatest...

    Here you go, Norman.

    They're not the greatest shots, but there is no photography allowed in the Military Museum in Porto, and it was enclosed in a case, so I had to sneak these quickly without a...
  14. The Swedes marked the 2000 p1796 HC swords they...

    The Swedes marked the 2000 p1796 HC swords they acquired in 1808, as did the Portuguese, who also acquired examples of this pattern (I have photos of both that show how they were marked), so I think...
  15. And with the uncommon eight-lobed grip, no less!

    And with the uncommon eight-lobed grip, no less!
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    Very nice! L. Martin & Co. was a chemical...

    Very nice! L. Martin & Co. was a chemical manufacturer, so perhaps Charlton was an senior employee and the works staff pooled resources to buy the sword. He apparently was associated with the firm...
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    The French blade appears to be the type commonly...

    The French blade appears to be the type commonly found on the model 1882 infantry officer's sword. If you do an image search in Google you'll find lots of them.

    The other blade seems a bit long...
  18. Excellent information, George. Thanks for sharing...

    Excellent information, George. Thanks for sharing it.
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    The pommel and grip are very similar (thought far...

    The pommel and grip are very similar (thought far more ornate) to the m/1849 Danish naval officer's sword, a pattern that I have never seen used by any other country. Search in Google Images for...
  20. Are you certain the blade has been plated? I see...

    Are you certain the blade has been plated? I see fine striations running parallel to the blade in your photo and what appear to be very small corrosion stains here and there on the tip of the blade...
  21. The "flower" under the crown and above the...

    The "flower" under the crown and above the hippocampus is a rayed eye . . . a bit like the Eye of Providence.
  22. The Wyvern has been associated with Wessex for...

    The Wyvern has been associated with Wessex for many years, but the figure on the guard looks more like a hippocampus to me, especially in the creature's head. I don't know of any regimental devices...
  23. IIRC, Dale once mentioned that the folding guards...

    IIRC, Dale once mentioned that the folding guards on the m/1889 IODs weren't approved until 1903, yet this one is dated 1896. (But with memory being the slippery thing it is, I could be wrong).
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    I see a repro, largely because of the "edge" that...

    I see a repro, largely because of the "edge" that the langets have on the inside (the surface closest to the blade), but the lack of patina certainly bears mention.
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    You might also do a search for "display" within...

    You might also do a search for "display" within SFI. There have been several threads on the subject in years past.
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