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  1. Hi Cam Just checking you go my PM, if not my...

    Hi Cam

    Just checking you go my PM, if not my personal email address is brimage@internode.on.net.

    Cheers Cathey
  2. Hounslow Hanger information request?

    Hi Guys

    Does anyone have ''The London Cutler 'Benjamin Stone' and the Hounslow Sword and Blade Manufactories" Journal of the Arms & Armour Society Vol 6 No 1 2009- Pp 12-61, also I am trying to...
  3. Thanks Vladimir These links are just what I...

    Thanks Vladimir

    These links are just what I needed.

    Cheers Cathey
  4. 1853 with double sword knot slots

    Hi Ben, yes have picked up some nice pictures of the Indian version by Rodwell & CO, still hoping someone out there has a better picture of the 1853 with the double sword knot at the base of the...
  5. Variations of the 1853 Cavalry Sword

    Hi guys

    I am working on an article for my local Heritage Arms Society of SA newsletter on the 1853 cavalry sword and have come across references to variations as mentioned in an article by Morgan...
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    Sad News

    Hi Guys

    It seems like only yesterday that Bob Erlandson told us that the Baron was now terminally ill. Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time. We can only hope that he has left some...
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    Hi Magnus I think the sword above has just...

    Hi Magnus

    I think the sword above has just lost it wire wrapping. I can't recall seeing rapiers of the high quality with plain leather grips.

    Cheers Cathey
  8. Hi Matthew Yep I have emailed Culloden...

    Hi Matthew

    Yep I have emailed Culloden Antiques three time now with no response.

    I did eventually log on to one of these sites but what they seem to do is pretend to have the book then when you...
  9. Hi Guys I have seen them come up on the...

    Hi Guys

    I have seen them come up on the download sites but when I try they ask for my credit card details and I get nervous. Does anyone know if one of these sites is actually OK and you will get...
  10. WTB book London Silver-hilted Swords by Leslie Southwick, pub Royal Armouries, Leeds,

    Hi Guys

    I am trying to get hold of a copy of London Silver-hilted Swords by Leslie Southwick, pub Royal Armouries, Leeds, 2001. If anyone has one for sale please let me know, I would even settle...
  11. Hi guys Rex drink gin and tonic as it’s the...

    Hi guys

    Rex drink gin and tonic as it’s the cricket season, if you are English you might know the Ashes are on, I believe the score is 3 zip. Personally Cathey hates cricket and prefers a single...
  12. Cathey & Rex' Collectors Christmas Card 2017

    Hi Guys

    Wishing everyone a great collecting year for 2018, here is this year’s Christmas card from Cathey and Rex's lounge.

    Cheers Cathey and Rex

    Still trying to load better resolution...
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    Sticky: Hi Andrew I have another Basket on the way so...

    Hi Andrew

    I have another Basket on the way so will look to post again soon.

    Cheers Cathey
  14. Need help dating Basket Hilt by Garden NCO?

    Hi Guys

    Looking for assistance with this NCO Basket Hilt Crimea Period by Garden.
    Nationality: British
    Date: 1852 pattern
    Maker/Retailer: GARDEN
    Overall Length: 40 3/8” 102.4 cm in...
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    Sticky: Scottish Staff Sergeant Mark I Sword

    Hi Guys

    Picked up this Sergeants Basket Hilt Sword by Garden.

    Nationality: British
    Date: 1857 pattern official introduction, Sword appears to pre date pattern introduction
    Maker/Retailer:...
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    Sticky: Hi Eljay I have gone through my correspondence...

    Hi Eljay

    I have gone through my correspondence with the baron, and although he was stated his view of the date he did not elaborate as to why. I think we may need to wait for Volume 2 of his book...
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    Sticky: Hi Lars Yes you would be correct about #53 and...

    Hi Lars

    Yes you would be correct about #53 and #57, they would fit in the Dusack / Tessak family, sometimes referred to as the basket hilt sabre of the renaissance or in the case of the Tessak the...
  18. Hi John Great examples, thank you for posting...

    Hi John

    Great examples, thank you for posting them. All three appear to have a cavalry connection rather than Artillery, I wonder if anyone has one with an Artillery blade they can post, as...
  19. c1860 British Artillery Special 4 bar hilt pattern Officers Sword

    Hi Guys

    I have been attempting to describe this special pattern sword to a new collector, but not having an example myself have found this challenging. Robson's described it as follows "These...
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    Sticky: Hi Lars The swords on this post are largely...

    Hi Lars

    The swords on this post are largely Basket Hilts with the exception of a few Mortuary swords. Which No; Post did you think would be a Tessak?

    Cheers Cathey and Rex
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    Sticky: Hi ElJay I had originally thought like you...

    Hi ElJay

    I had originally thought like you that this Basket would date from the late 1600’s. However many years ago I sent pictures to the Baron and he came back firmly convinced that it was...
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    Sticky: View Post

    Hi Guys’

    This sword has been in our collection for many years and we have never come across the blade mark before. Any assistance regarding this odd mark will be most appreciated. I have found...
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    Sticky: Hi Will, Fabulous Mortuary, ,more detailed...

    Hi Will,

    Fabulous Mortuary, ,more detailed than many I have seen. The horseman depicted appears typical 1630 period in dress. I tried to get a separate thread going just on mortuary's but sadly...
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    Sticky: The relic of Montrose

    Hi Guys

    On another Forum a member posted this picture and an article (too large to attach here) showing the Back and Front view of a hand and forearm of the 1st Marquis of Montrose executed in...
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    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

    Hi guys

    Wishing everyone a happy Christmas and great 2017. Remember, you can never have to many swords.

    Cheers Cathey and Rex
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