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  1. If the price of the Southwick book is too steep,...

    If the price of the Southwick book is too steep, a great online source on British makers is Steve Langham’s site:...
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    James, Sensational work! Conservation done...

    James,
    Sensational work! Conservation done right, in my opinion!

    Jonathan
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    I agree with the implication, but I do wonder...

    I agree with the implication, but I do wonder where Robert got those dates.

    --Jonathan, the eternal skeptic :D
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    James' text is in bold: Are the similarities...

    James' text is in bold:

    Are the similarities enough to say that this unusual proof disc surround was Mole's? I would say no, although based on your examples, clearly the surround was used by Mole....
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    Just trying to gather all my thoughts in one...

    Just trying to gather all my thoughts in one place...

    In two separate thread, including this one, Robert Wilkinson-Latham attributed proof discs bearing laurels above and below the word “PROOF” to...
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    Great examples, James. Very interesting to see...

    Great examples, James. Very interesting to see the similarities, but for me that isn't solid evidence that the swords are by Mole. I think we need one of two things to be able to say that Mole used...
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    Thank you, James. I think the thread to which you...

    Thank you, James. I think the thread to which you linked shows that Robert had confused the laurels and starbursts at some point (2009-10), because the laurels are not distinctive of Mole, nor is the...
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    This thread was referenced in a recent discussion...

    This thread was referenced in a recent discussion on Facebook. Here is a link to the discussion so that it is accessible and doesn't get lost to time and buried in other posts on FB.
    ...
  9. I wanted to update this thread with some...

    I wanted to update this thread with some corrected information. Above it was stated that "Wyatt's Registered 20052" dates to 1884, but it actually dates to 1899. According to The Engineer 20 October...
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    What do you mean by “trooper 1803 pattern flank officer blade”?
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    It is not uncommon for levee swords to not have a...

    It is not uncommon for levee swords to not have a proof disc. Also, proof discs, the star, or other proof marks were never required to be on officers' swords. It's just a trend that Wilkinson started...
  12. Congratulations for acquiring your dream sword! I...

    Congratulations for acquiring your dream sword! I haven't seen Endgame, but the television series in the '90s definitely fueled my interest in swords. Thanks for sharing!
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    I agree with Will, I think HHPM is correct.

    I agree with Will, I think HHPM is correct.
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    I used to have an identical cutlass. I bought it...

    I used to have an identical cutlass. I bought it as a teenager thinking it was real. I'm now certain that it was a replica. A very good one, and probably an old replica. A collector friend of mine...
  15. Having since seen other similar examples with an...

    Having since seen other similar examples with an identical point, I no longer think the point of my sword was altered.
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    Although there are not daily posts in this...

    Although there are not daily posts in this sub-forum, the site still functions.

    Jurg,
    I am sorry to hear about your dha collection. Best of luck retrieving it!

    Jonathan
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    It is AR for King Albert I of Belgium. This is a...

    It is AR for King Albert I of Belgium. This is a rare sword!

    See users.skynet.be/euro-swords/bl-gb1915.htm

    Jonathan
  18. The handle looks like it is from a set of...

    The handle looks like it is from a set of cutlery. My guess is that it is a composite piece.
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    Yes, you are correct.

    Yes, you are correct.
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    I apologize for derailing this further, but...

    I apologize for derailing this further, but photobucket recently made some changes and 3rd party hosting now costs $400 per year. I suggest finding a different photo hosting site.
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    I'm pretty sure it is a straight, fullered...

    I'm pretty sure it is a straight, fullered Wilkinson style blade.
  22. Definitely not British.

    Definitely not British.
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    I agree, Glen.

    I agree, Glen.
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    Interesting, because I can't think of any French...

    Interesting, because I can't think of any French swords from the Napoleonic period that have blades that look anything like the M1913.
  25. Mark, Thanks for making that change!...

    Mark,
    Thanks for making that change! OldSwords.com is not alone in that error, so not to worry. I know you work hard to make sure everything is as accurate as possible, and that is very much...
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