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  1. I just found this thread in a Google Search. I...

    I just found this thread in a Google Search. I was able to win a Garden marked sword on Ebay, and should receive it within a week or so. It has what I believe to be a Thurkle proof slug and the...
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    Thank you Will. Not wanting to further intrude on...

    Thank you Will. Not wanting to further intrude on this thread. I posted the Officers Spadroon here on 7-15-21, received several responses.
    Best, Charlie
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    Wonderful sword. And awesome job of returning it...

    Wonderful sword. And awesome job of returning it to life. I have so much to learn about that. In researching my Black Watch Spadroon, I was amazed at the variety of blades that apparently were used...
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    Bill, More empathetic than informative. I found...

    Bill, More empathetic than informative. I found these swords to be very complex to exactly unravel. What seemed to me as a British sword collector to be a straightforward search for a Pattern 1796...
  5. Matt, Thank you for the comparison. This one...

    Matt, Thank you for the comparison. This one seems to have a hilt very much like mine, including what looks like a similar pommel point. The sword that Will shows, as he notes has a pommel point that...
  6. Thank you Will. I'm beginning to get used to...

    Thank you Will. I'm beginning to get used to seeing multiple versions of these swords that were apparently made in several places for export to several places. The one that you show is both like mine...
  7. Glen, thanks for the references. I'm not sure,...

    Glen, thanks for the references. I'm not sure, having puzzled over them a bit, how to interpret them accurately. I think I get the Names and street locations. But are they arranged chronologically?...
  8. Thank you Michael for the quick reply. I agree...

    Thank you Michael for the quick reply. I agree that absent the langets, the two swords are very similar. Yours is in superb condition, and has the wire wrap that is now missing from mine.
    The...
  9. Cant figure this British made sword out

    This was advertised as a "British Flank Officer's Sword". I liked the simplicity of the lines which reminded me of the 1796 family of blades. It has no etching or markings other than 'Fs Deakin' on...
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    David, cant help with the maker question, but...

    David, cant help with the maker question, but just wanted to say that it looks like a beautiful sword. I love the old Artillery Swords with the opposed wings and other etching. I have several.
    Best,...
  11. Glen, thank you for taking the time to post some...

    Glen, thank you for taking the time to post some photos of spadroons. Certainly both differences and commonalities. When I first got the sword, I did a fairly extensive internet search. I was able to...
  12. Here are some additional photos and dimensions of...

    Here are some additional photos and dimensions of the Black Watch Spadroon. There are no markings that I can find on it. The scabbard is now turned in the correct orientation. The blade is as I...
  13. Antique African Weapons That My Friend Sent Me.

    Warning- Those of you who are experts in Antique Weapons of Africa might be annoyed by this post. This is particularly true if you have asked yourself, "Why do some novices wind up with this stuff?"...
  14. Hi Bryce, Thank you for the reply. I will get...

    Hi Bryce,
    Thank you for the reply. I will get some photos of the blade up along with dimensions. I do believe that the sword knot is original. The scabbard fits it perfectly, but seems in too good...
  15. Javier, I agree, If it has a family crest on it,...

    Javier, I agree, If it has a family crest on it, it should be researched. I have one (also a Wilkinson) that was purchased by a young British officer. It had his family crest and initials on it. He...
  16. If there were actual regulations at least it...

    If there were actual regulations at least it would be written down. The problem that I and many friends have experienced is that each carrier, indeed each carrier employee in Commonwealth Countries...
  17. Late 1790's Black Watch Officer's Spadroon (?)

    This is my favorite Sword. I tried to post it here a couple of months ago but only recently figured out how to add photos.
    I got it from an auction a couple of years ago, that had a lot of Scottish...
  18. Hi William, I am so far from an expert in swords....

    Hi William, I am so far from an expert in swords. But I do know about the British Firearms of the same era. A number of British Commercial Companies had outlets in large Indian Cities such as...
  19. Thank you David. Will, here are a couple of...

    Thank you David.
    Will, here are a couple of photo's of the part that is giving me fits. At the base of the blade where the CALCUTTA is, there is more corrosion. This only extends for about the first...
  20. Hi Will. Thanks for the response. I was able to...

    Hi Will. Thanks for the response. I was able to visit the IMA warehouses (One in Easton Pa. and the other at IMA Central in Gillette N.J.) As part of the Victorian Riflemen. Those visits where we...
  21. British Swords From Nepali Materials

    I am grateful for the courtesy and quickness with which the membership responded to my first post as a new member (Not A P-1796 Sword). Your posts were very helpful and deeply appreciated. Encouraged...
  22. To reply in particular to Bryce about possible...

    To reply in particular to Bryce about possible markings;
    I have been over the sword with the proverbial 'fine tooth comb'. I have found absolutely no markings, even under the langulets (sp?).
    Where...
  23. Interesting. I am very grateful for the quick...

    Interesting. I am very grateful for the quick response.
    I guess that these two are brothers rather than cousins.
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  24. Probably Not A P-1796; New Member, New Sword.

    Gentlemen, I want to introduce myself, and to say how grateful I am at having been allowed to register as a new member of this Forum. Not wanting to fly under false colors, I want to admit to a...
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