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  1. Quite by chance just found another one sold at...

    Quite by chance just found another one sold at auction in 2017, so at least we can say its not a one off!
  2. A couple of snippets...

    A couple of snippets...
  3. Hi Will, yes it’s all now back together firmly,...

    Hi Will, yes it’s all now back together firmly, the tang was fortunately still full length and flush with the top of the Lions Head as it should be, just worked loose over time I guess. Carefully...
  4. 2nd Dragoons (Scots Greys) Band Sword - Harry Gill

    For those that spotted this one, I was the lucky winner (second time round!) 28 unmarked blade with thin fuller. Steel scabbard with both wooden liners intact fortunately and stamped 2D over 6 and...
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    Harry, it’s certainly worth a decent sum but...

    Harry, it’s certainly worth a decent sum but forum rules prevent us from discussing values. Suggest you keep an eye on the saleroom.com for up to date auction sales, there are a couple coming under...
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    Nice job Harry, it’s come up really well,...

    Nice job Harry, it’s come up really well, personally I wouldn’t clean it further, just a good coating of Renaissance Wax. It’s in much better condition than many we see, not even a nick on the blade,...
  7. Thread: Maker stamp

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    Abraham & Franz Carl Shimmelbusch, Solingen,...

    Abraham & Franz Carl Shimmelbusch, Solingen, plenty of info online.
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    Eric, buff leather sword knots have been around...

    Eric, buff leather sword knots have been around for a long time on Troopers Swords especially, most original ones (certainly those that I have) are late 19th/ early 20thC, as obviously they just...
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    Just bumping this briefly, the few books...

    Just bumping this briefly, the few books illustrating the sword refer to the cypher as 1LG, but is that an S underneath or is it just a fancy scroll to fill the remaining space on the bowl guard?
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    Steve, many thanks for adding to this fascinating...

    Steve, many thanks for adding to this fascinating thread, your sword is the first Infantry example of the RGB mark I believe, and the Mole connection continues, like others I still think there is a...
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    Harry, overall it’s in quite good condition,...

    Harry, overall it’s in quite good condition, leather grip mostly intact ( Black Kiwi shoe polish with help and fill in the gaps) and with a bit of gentle cleaning (no abrasives! I would suggest...
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    Look forward to seeing some pictures Harry,...

    Look forward to seeing some pictures Harry, always helps, but it is often a guessing game if it is Yeomanry. You’ve got Leicestershire, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, and Lanarkshire as the main targets,...
  13. Looks to me like a perfectly genuine (if well...

    Looks to me like a perfectly genuine (if well worn) example by Osborn.
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    Sticky: Further research (given that the Mominabad...

    Further research (given that the Mominabad Cantonment came under the auspices of the Nizam of Hyderabad) and other contemporary photos, points to the regiment being The 2nd Lancers, Hyderabad...
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    Closest match I can find (including the...

    Closest match I can find (including the ‘sunburst’ design) and given it’s Navy, would be Joseph Dudley listed at High Street, Portsmouth 1830-1871. Not conclusive though as I’ve found several...
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    Matthew, as nobody else has, thanks for compiling...

    Matthew, as nobody else has, thanks for compiling this article. As you say, a bit of a minefield for us’ Firangi’s’ ! Cheers Ben.
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    Sticky: PM sent Gordon.

    PM sent Gordon.
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    No idea on the sword, but the arrow/bow mark is...

    No idea on the sword, but the arrow/bow mark is that of Solingen maker J.E.Bleckmann, to start you off...
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    Sticky: Cheers Will, they look to have relatively short...

    Cheers Will, they look to have relatively short blades on the front NCO’s, definitely no triangular hand stop. Scoured through my Indian books, Carman, Lovett, Mollo, Chater, Bowling etc but still...
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    Sticky: Indian Cavalry Issued With 1882p Swords

    Came across this interesting photo of an (as yet) unidentified regiment, Mominabad ( modern Karachi ) 1894. You can clearly see that most of the Sowars and NCO’s are carrying a Maltese Cross Pattern,...
  21. Can’t add much Dirk, other than it looks like all...

    Can’t add much Dirk, other than it looks like all the leather has gone and it’s been rewired, you can see a tiny strand of the original wire next to the pommel cap.
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    Mmm, difficult to say, the large lyre shaped...

    Mmm, difficult to say, the large lyre shaped shoes on the scabbards look very similar, and I would assume that mine is later as Elizabeth was the last of the main Gill family, however if yours is...
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    Another great beast Will, interesting that yours...

    Another great beast Will, interesting that yours has no ‘ears’ !
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    Bump, for the attention of Mark & Will, I’m...

    Bump, for the attention of Mark & Will, I’m assuming that this was one of the standard 1821p HC Swords issued to the 2nd Life Guards as per Robson ‘ in 1833 the Regiment received an issue of the...
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    Mark, many thanks for the article, wanted to read...

    Mark, many thanks for the article, wanted to read it for years but never found a copy.
    Will, thanks for the advice, it sits well next to my E.Gill 1821 HC 2nd LG!
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