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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?
  3. 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...
  7. 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...
  9. 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.
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  12. 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...
  18. 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
  19. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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....
  23. Manville Settler's Days 21st-22nd September 20019

    http://www.msrgc.com/

    I missed doing anything last year and blamed it on the weather. I am once again tentatively going to set up at least something (knives and a handful of swords&books). I'm...
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    Stumbled across today, a listing describing a...

    Stumbled across today, a listing describing a blade mark as W.H.H.&J. with Philadelphia on the obverse Unfortunately no image of the mark. A post Widmann eagle

    154680

    Cheers
    GC
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    Just a quicky for the 1870 US sword bayonet. ...

    Just a quicky for the 1870 US sword bayonet. Similarly the yataghan bladed examples.
    https://www.cowanauctions.com/lot/model-1870-springfield-navy-rolling-block-rifle-wsaber-bayonet-3080698
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