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  1. Most Land Transport I have seen have plain,...

    Most Land Transport I have seen have plain, unmarked blades.See Swords of the British army Brian Robson, Plate 170
    I have seen some saw back blades on this pattern but from countries other than the...
  2. are you still interested. I have one you mike...

    are you still interested. I have one you mike like.
  3. Thanks for your quick reply.....just removed the...

    Thanks for your quick reply.....just removed the locket and found the mark XX111 inscribed on the leather. Obviously meaning the 23rd something. Does that relate to the XX on the hilt. I agree the...
  4. 1856 Land Transport Corps or other French gladius sword...help id please

    Is this a Lands Corps 1856 or a French Gladius.
    Only markings are IA XX AV on the hilt.
    What is unusual are the absence of any circles at the Quillon ends.
    Length of blade is 58 cms.
    Blade...
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    Thank you Vladimir. No apology is needed. Most...

    Thank you Vladimir. No apology is needed. Most informative and one of the best replies I have ever received in this forum
    Cully
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    more images

    two more images
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    Thanks for your help. It is definitely original....

    Thanks for your help. It is definitely original. The age and condition are commensurate with the date. As you say, the engraving is crisp and clear. There are bumps and scrapes on the hilt and...
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    Thank you for your help.

    Thank you for your help.
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    Russian dragoon sabre

    Anyone help with dating this weapon? And what does the inscription and coat of arms on the blade mean?
    Thanks
  10. Could the sword have any connection with the...

    Could the sword have any connection with the Jamaica Station of the Royal Navy?

    The Jamaica Station was formed, following the capture of Jamaica, by assembling about a dozen frigates in 1655. The...
  11. sorry, correction... maker is FRANCIS Thurkle not...

    sorry, correction... maker is FRANCIS Thurkle not Thomas as previously stated
  12. would this be naval or army officers, Will?

    would this be naval or army officers, Will?
  13. silver hilt spadroon 1793 Thurkle Jamaica connection

    Attached are images of a silver hilted spadroon by Thomas Thurkle, with hallmarks for London, and date mark S for 1793.
    What intrigues is the engraving both sides of the J J Runkel Sohlingen curved...
  14. thanks Vladimir for contributing to the thread. A...

    thanks Vladimir for contributing to the thread. A very laborious process.Unfortunately, the leather buff attached to to inside of the hilt might be damaged from the process.
  15. Finally got started! Firstly, I protected the...

    Finally got started!
    Firstly, I protected the original leather liner from the treatment. Nice to see this original feature still present. It was fixed through the tang so must have been assembled...
  16. Finally got started! Firstly, I protected the...

    Finally got started!
    Firstly, I protected the original leather liner from the treatment. Nice to see this original feature still present. It was fixed through the tang so must have been assembled...
  17. Wanted. Brass Sword locket and/or bottom chape for 1796 spadroon

    Wanted. I'm looking for the top locket and/ or bottom brass chape to suit a spadroon from around the 1800 period. It is to complete a 1796 infantry officers scabbard which I am restoring.I would be...
  18. sorry not to reply sooner. I'm sitting on the...

    sorry not to reply sooner. I'm sitting on the sword for present. I hate to rush things. I'll update you when I get started.
  19. Thank you all for your excellent all be it...

    Thank you all for your excellent all be it differing opinions! I think I will go for the lighter touch at first, and spend some time rubbing with oil and steel wool.I'll update you with progress but...
  20. Thanks for your reply. What method do you...

    Thanks for your reply. What method do you suggest?
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    I totally agree. A replica.

    I totally agree. A replica.
  22. Restoration advice please for English 1740 backsword

    Just purchased a 1740 English backsword at a local auction. It is in lovely untouched condition with remains of an original liner but is heavily rusted. I do not want to use anything abrasive other...
  23. yes, a superb work but sorry to sound a damp...

    yes, a superb work but sorry to sound a damp note. I thought some of the illustrations could have been clearer. I hope the subsequent images will be of better quality.
  24. Just an update. I have sent images to a well...

    Just an update. I have sent images to a well known arms auctioneer in Europe and he feels it is Austrian or Hungarian circa 1780 to 1800.
  25. Thank you both for your thoughts. The scabbard...

    Thank you both for your thoughts.
    The scabbard top chape has a slit from the throat six inches down the back edge to facilitate the blade entry and which you see on Persian weapons.I originally...
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