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    What IS Hamilton Wearing !

    Why the props department got him to wear a Russian shasqua from 1881 I can't imagine but it made me laugh


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    Of those I currently or have owned in the past ...

    Of those I currently or have owned in the past

    1796 LC
    Gill 12 grooves
    Reddell 12 grooves
    Wooley cord wrapped 18 turns
    Dawes cord wrapped 14 turns

    1796 HC
    Wooley and Deakin cord wrapped 14
  3. Given it has a steel rather than leather scabbard...

    Given it has a steel rather than leather scabbard I think it is probably cavalry. More curved than standard by the look of things though
  4. Looks like a sergeants sword, shortened during...

    Looks like a sergeants sword, shortened during its working life for a drummer
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    Very nice example, the Prosser cartouche is...

    Very nice example, the Prosser cartouche is exactly right. Looks like a fairly early example of the pattern, bourne out by there being no centre band
  6. [QUOTE=Dennis M Loyer;1223448]I have been told...

    [QUOTE=Dennis M Loyer;1223448]I have been told this British sword is not often seen....


    Not that rare :-)





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  7. Wellington is meant to have given an order for...

    Wellington is meant to have given an order for the backs of the swords to be sharpened - whether he meant pointed is anyones guess, but the alteration is too common to be solely for Waterloo. Like...
  8. Split rings are most common on officer scabbards...

    Split rings are most common on officer scabbards Al. The welded rings are right for a troopers scabbard.
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    Yes I use a similar stuff called Milliput Will. ...

    Yes I use a similar stuff called Milliput Will. It stays plastic for about 2 hours and then hardens up over the next 12.
    I usually then cover with leather, but the colour and matt finish of the...
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    Thanks chaps.

    Thanks chaps.
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    Not sure the ear size is much of an indication...

    Not sure the ear size is much of an indication Ben unless they are elaborate ones such as on Jonathan Hopkins's version.
    All the officer patterns I have owned before - Egg and Osborn both had the...
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    Plenty of engraving. GR, 1801-16 arms, mounted...

    Plenty of engraving. GR, 1801-16 arms, mounted officer pointing at something and a lot of laurel wreaths.
    Frustratingly there is no maker on the spine, especially so because it is a custom blade -...
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    Varnished 1796 sabre

    One of the nice things about buying old rusty swords is that they don't stay that way - especially when the auctioner mistakes varnish and years of tobacco tar as rust.

    This arrived today
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    Looks very French to me.

    Looks very French to me.
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    The 1786 pattern is a blade pattern only....

    The 1786 pattern is a blade pattern only. Regimental colonels were simply instructed to choose a hilt that matched the metal of the uniform buttons. (See Robson)

    Both your swords are 96's, and yes...
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    It looks like an early schlager for Mensur,...

    It looks like an early schlager for Mensur, Christopher.

    http://www.swordforum.com/forums/showthread.php?86033-Dueling-Scars
  17. Typically I think they were about 15 They were...

    Typically I think they were about 15
    They were armed with the short spadroon and a brace of pistols. They advanced with the regimental Colours, and so surrounded by the regimental Colour sergeants -...
  18. Hi Morgan, Tom, Yes It is definitely for a...

    Hi Morgan, Tom,

    Yes It is definitely for a drummer, the blade is forged at that length not cut down from a sgt. version. The length complies exactly with the measurements in Robson.

    They are...
  19. A few more for the mix: 1796 Officer's (by...

    A few more for the mix:

    1796 Officer's (by Prosser, blade Runkel), Sergeant's and Drummer's
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    Royal Scots variant (Prosser again) with the original brown/red scabbard

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    Pre...
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    Sourcing ivory is not a problem in Britain at...

    Sourcing ivory is not a problem in Britain at this point Eric, the East India company has more or less taken control of the Indian ivory trade and the little from Africa is going out through the...
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    The blade has the pre 1801 arms on it

    The blade has the pre 1801 arms on it
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    I don't believe the ring has any naval connection...

    I don't believe the ring has any naval connection Glen, although this style was popular for Naval officers in the 1790s.
    Regarding the date, the 1786 is a blade pattern only, the hilt design was...
  23. A similar one I had in my collection at one time...

    A similar one I had in my collection at one time

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  24. Both Austin and Kincaid in their memoirs complain...

    Both Austin and Kincaid in their memoirs complain about the fashion for deeply curved blades, considering them useless. Austin admits he used the guard of his sabre to remove French teeth more often...
  25. The GR hilt was seemingly used by the Foot Guards...

    The GR hilt was seemingly used by the Foot Guards before 1803. Good article by AVB Norman on this, by the 3rd Foot too he suggests.
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