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    It is not uncommon for levee swords to not have a...

    It is not uncommon for levee swords to not have a proof disc. Also, proof discs, the star, or other proof marks were never required to be on officers' swords. It's just a trend that Wilkinson started...
  2. Congratulations for acquiring your dream sword! I...

    Congratulations for acquiring your dream sword! I haven't seen Endgame, but the television series in the '90s definitely fueled my interest in swords. Thanks for sharing!
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    I agree with Will, I think HHPM is correct.

    I agree with Will, I think HHPM is correct.
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    I used to have an identical cutlass. I bought it...

    I used to have an identical cutlass. I bought it as a teenager thinking it was real. I'm now certain that it was a replica. A very good one, and probably an old replica. A collector friend of mine...
  5. Having since seen other similar examples with an...

    Having since seen other similar examples with an identical point, I no longer think the point of my sword was altered.
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    Although there are not daily posts in this...

    Although there are not daily posts in this sub-forum, the site still functions.

    Jurg,
    I am sorry to hear about your dha collection. Best of luck retrieving it!

    Jonathan
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    It is AR for King Albert I of Belgium. This is a...

    It is AR for King Albert I of Belgium. This is a rare sword!

    See users.skynet.be/euro-swords/bl-gb1915.htm

    Jonathan
  8. The handle looks like it is from a set of...

    The handle looks like it is from a set of cutlery. My guess is that it is a composite piece.
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    Yes, you are correct.

    Yes, you are correct.
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    I apologize for derailing this further, but...

    I apologize for derailing this further, but photobucket recently made some changes and 3rd party hosting now costs $400 per year. I suggest finding a different photo hosting site.
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    I'm pretty sure it is a straight, fullered...

    I'm pretty sure it is a straight, fullered Wilkinson style blade.
  12. Definitely not British.

    Definitely not British.
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    I agree, Glen.

    I agree, Glen.
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    Interesting, because I can't think of any French...

    Interesting, because I can't think of any French swords from the Napoleonic period that have blades that look anything like the M1913.
  15. Mark, Thanks for making that change!...

    Mark,
    Thanks for making that change! OldSwords.com is not alone in that error, so not to worry. I know you work hard to make sure everything is as accurate as possible, and that is very much...
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    The following site has a number of photos of...

    The following site has a number of photos of British Mountain Batteries, but this one shows the swords the best slide your mouse over the photo to enlarge a section:...
  17. That is always disappointing.

    That is always disappointing.
  18. It is probably a mix, but I'm sure a some sellers...

    It is probably a mix, but I'm sure a some sellers are crossing their fingers that buyers are ignorant.
  19. Very nice, Will! That is a great example of a...

    Very nice, Will! That is a great example of a sword that is actually very rare. :)
  20. British P1896 Mountain Artillery Sword v. Indian Mountain Artillery Sword

    This is a bit of a rant.

    We all know that the term "rare" is often overused when it comes to describing antiques for sale. One example of this in the realm of British military swords is the Indian...
  21. I agree that the most recent image shows frogs.

    I agree that the most recent image shows frogs.
  22. The photos appear to show baldrics which are held...

    The photos appear to show baldrics which are held in place by a belt across the waist, rather than the Sam Browne style frog you have.
  23. Is there any chance that is Arabic? Egypt used...

    Is there any chance that is Arabic? Egypt used French style briquets in the 19th century.
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    Hello, and welcome to the forum! I believe it is...

    Hello, and welcome to the forum! I believe it is an Austrian M1904 Cavalry Sword for an enlisted man. Hopefully someone with a greater knowledge of Austrian swords can tell you more than that. The...
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