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  1. "I read that Wilkinson proof plugged all their...

    "I read that Wilkinson proof plugged all their swords but a collector told me this could be a dress sword, not plugged as it was for show."

    I believe there was a thread here that discussed proof...
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    Javier, Hey, there, I was thinking that the...

    Javier,

    Hey, there, I was thinking that the robust (well, let me say "more robust") ones at the link you gave would make good horsemen's' swords. I don't know if the Filipinos of the period rode...
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    Thanks for sharing your sword and the link to...

    Thanks for sharing your sword and the link to others of this style. I wondered exactly what these swords were in origin. The look rather unwieldy to me, though they look like they could do...
  4. Sometimes the overriding concern as we collect...

    Sometimes the overriding concern as we collect is, do we like the sword or not, does it please us all around? That is what ultimately matters to me and perhaps this is because I am a devotee of the...
  5. Are you saying your saber is a reproduction? I...

    Are you saying your saber is a reproduction? I don't know enough about these sabers.
  6. The scabbard with a fixed bar on the back for...

    The scabbard with a fixed bar on the back for hanger attachment and a fixed ring for the other hanger attachment suggest Austrian as does the slotted quillon. Was the grip wrapped at one time?
  7. I, too, have seen American portraits of officers...

    I, too, have seen American portraits of officers with such swords.
  8. I suspect that differences in quillon finials...

    I suspect that differences in quillon finials could be found on pattern swords--a manufacturer's interpretation perhaps. Even without engravings to the blade it could be an officer's saber. I am...
  9. I have seen plenty of turned knuckle guards and...

    I have seen plenty of turned knuckle guards and flat knuckle guards on French sabers and the sabers of French-influenced countries. It might pay off to consult some examples, books. Peterson's book...
  10. Yes, this style can be found with American...

    Yes, this style can be found with American swords, not common but it does occur.
  11. Oo, la, la. Looks nice. We need an expert opinion...

    Oo, la, la. Looks nice. We need an expert opinion on this one--French or Italian or...? Not an engraved blade so perhaps for an NCO. But that is just a guess. Enjoy, my friend!
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    Thanks.

    Thanks.
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    Thank you, Matthew, for sharing.

    Thank you, Matthew, for sharing.
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    Thanks for that, Richard.

    Thanks for that, Richard.
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    Thanks for posting again, David R. I do recall...

    Thanks for posting again, David R.

    I do recall the Tulwar made by Mole. It looked like a really good sword--had a rectangular attachment to the pommel I believe for a sword strap.
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    Thanks for that, David R.

    Thanks for that, David R.
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    Thanks for the input, M Forde. So from the...

    Thanks for the input, M Forde.

    So from the input so far, it seems that foreign (British) blades were liked by the Indians and effective as working swords.

    Can we get some pics of a Mole...
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    Indian Swords with British Blades

    Were British blades valued by Indians? Specifically, British blades with tulwar hilts? How did the Indians feel about such swords? Your input is appreciated. Thanks.
  19. Thread: Good rapier?

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    Thanks for the length. It looks like a good...

    Thanks for the length. It looks like a good quality blade.
  20. Thread: Good rapier?

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    Agreed, And these swords had long lives even if...

    Agreed, And these swords had long lives even if not actively used so who knows what might have transpired.
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    Please feel free to email me with an offer.

    Please feel free to email me with an offer.
  22. Thread: Good rapier?

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    Please, what is the length of the blade?

    Please, what is the length of the blade?
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    Juan, Do you feel this is an actual period...

    Juan,

    Do you feel this is an actual period piece?
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    I understand. The grips should be studied--swept...

    I understand. The grips should be studied--swept hilts generally have shorter grips as do the deep cup hilts--the English cup hilts are generally shallow as in your pic here and these hilts are more...
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    Good post--nice pix of rapiers. Thanks, guys.

    Good post--nice pix of rapiers. Thanks, guys.
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