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    Shotley Bridge Fox mark

    Heres one with Shotley and a Fox.
    https://collections.royalarmouries.org/object/rac-object-28826.html
    And a few more
    http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=23157
  2. The Ames m1833 Dragoon is one of the shortest...

    The Ames m1833 Dragoon is one of the shortest lived US issue swords. Its use by 1839 minimal with the m1840's introduction to main stream although as the 1822 French model had gained acceptance for...
  3. Cathy I would be interested in any additional...

    Cathy I would be interested in any additional information you get on Shotley Bridge or Hounsloe. Eric
  4. Baking soda would neutralize rust and is not...

    Baking soda would neutralize rust and is not dangerous, you can eat it.
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    Tonyo, While it looks German built and is marked...

    Tonyo, While it looks German built and is marked to Solingen the design on the top sword, the grip, pommel and hilt look to be copied from British 1821 pattern, the quillion and rounded thick...
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    I have owned a few of these over time and have...

    I have owned a few of these over time and have always been told they are Revolutionary War Canadian hussar. Being infantry type weapons it seems odd but I know very little of Canada weapons. I do...
  7. When or what time frame were the white buff...

    When or what time frame were the white buff leather sword knots popular in Britian? Are reproductions available? Eric
  8. Thanks for the tip Will, getting it into rust in...

    Thanks for the tip Will, getting it into rust in sensitive areas has always presented a problem on pieces you want minimal intrusion on. Eric
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    Tony I am afraid court swords are out of my...

    Tony I am afraid court swords are out of my intelligence level but the castle on ricasso and etching appear early 19th. A very pretty piece and serviceable as a weapon, but I cannot say it's intended...
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    I would say early 19th Solingen product and a...

    I would say early 19th Solingen product and a very attractive piece. I would agree court sword or for a Dandy. Eric
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    Shrink them to 100 KB first.

    Shrink them to 100 KB first.
  12. Yes indeed.

    Yes indeed.
  13. Ames sword

    And here is your mark. Better photos help. Eric
  14. Inspected by ADK, Andrew D. King 1840 to 1865. US...

    Inspected by ADK, Andrew D. King 1840 to 1865. US issue marked to 1863 with the dish pan front guard so definitely US made. Grip leather and wire intact as well as scabbard washer. Can't read maker...
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    Old Swords .com

    Old Swords .com is a great asset to sword collectors. If you think you have the bug you may want to sign up. It is very inexpensive and is always a great start researching makers.
  16. 18th century British Infantry hanger

    In this time he would have been British so possibly a British infantry hanger would be in order. Eric
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    I am sure your right, after all if it was...

    I am sure your right, after all if it was Catholic there would be a Pope and a Knight on it.
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    I would think 20th century fraternal of some sort...

    I would think 20th century fraternal of some sort possibly Knights of Columbus. Eric
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    I think its a carps tongue point and a quill back...

    I think its a carps tongue point and a quill back blade.
  20. Ames marks are very interesting and can yeild...

    Ames marks are very interesting and can yeild lots of information. Nathans tendency to change marks often and indeed use different maker marks for various reasons is a valuable marker. Eric
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    I cannot see it clearly and lack knowledge in...

    I cannot see it clearly and lack knowledge in these fraternal swords but black grip seems to be more often Knights of Columbus or KKK. When did the double top suspension ring come into style? Eric
  22. If it was CT possibly but it is C.T so I for one...

    If it was CT possibly but it is C.T so I for one would doubt it. With the US stamp it is most likely a US certified inspector. There were many unnamed and forgotten inspectors of this era. I believe...
  23. This is an Ames "replica" it is only a fake...

    This is an Ames "replica" it is only a fake because someone is trying to sell it as an original. These are for sale new and I think sell for 125 to 150 range for reenactment. The high dome and m1840...
  24. Super nice withe the boat guard. I have a similar...

    Super nice withe the boat guard. I have a similar blade. Eric
  25. The original leather wrap appears to be in place...

    The original leather wrap appears to be in place albeit thin and dried out which it should be to some extent. The wire in my opinion is modern and to big and almost certainly a rewrap. The sword over...
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