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    Thanks Dale, lots of information! G

    Thanks Dale, lots of information!

    G
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    GREAT news Dale! Thanks for taking a look and...

    GREAT news Dale! Thanks for taking a look and confirming my suspicions. I was working off of the colour plates in Angolia's "SWORDS OF GERMANY 1900-1945". Is there a better, more contemporary...
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    Mystery Imperial Sword Knot

    Hi all, this Imperial? sword knot showed up in my FB feed and I jumped on it as I think I may have a sword for it. Now, once I have it in hand; I'm not too sure. It will have to be conserved and...
  4. Hi Derek, this looks like a martingale badge, the...

    Hi Derek, this looks like a martingale badge, the breast badge off a set of high end horse furniture. It's great quality, what does the reverse look like? The guys at the British Military Badge...
  5. Thanks Derek for the comments. Today's...

    Thanks Derek for the comments. Today's generation forgets the economic, national and strategic value of railways in North America in the 1800s. Thanks Will for posting the link to the Rifles...
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    Hi all, my biggest issue is trying to get the...

    Hi all, my biggest issue is trying to get the pics off my phone onto my hard drive so that I can post them here. My problem is my work flow and the only way around that is self simplify it. The FB...
  7. Thanks James, I'll take a look. The disk on my...

    Thanks James, I'll take a look. The disk on my sword is a brass disk stamped PROVED.
  8. Oh yeah! :-)

    Oh yeah! :-)
  9. Thanks for the information so far. I am looking...

    Thanks for the information so far. I am looking for a rifles regiment version to complete the set (I know where one is but.......how do I get him to part with it? :-( ).
  10. Info Needed on Brit Sword Maker - MAITLAND & CO., LONDON

    Hi All, I have been able to indulge my self with an early present, a lovely British officer's pattern 1821 sword to the Grand Trunk Railway Regiment - Volunteer Artillery. Briefly, the GTR...
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    A sparse year for acquisitions but I was able to...

    A sparse year for acquisitions but I was able to add to my British Infantry Officers sword with a nice Pattern1788 by Cooper and Craven. Missing the quillon but everything else in nice shape. ...
  12. Government sword associated with the county of...

    Government sword associated with the county of York? AKA the White Rose of York
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Rose_of_York
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    I would love to have my collection with original...

    I would love to have my collection with original knots on each sword but it seems most swords are stripped of their knots before sold. Many reenactor websites have repops which will do in a pinch. ...
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    Hi Matthew, I'm sure Dale will chime in soon. ...

    Hi Matthew, I'm sure Dale will chime in soon. Based on Jeff Noll's book on Imperial German Regimental Markings your sword was issued to the 9th Pferd-Depot der Train-Abteilung, 58th man.
    In english...
  15. Happy New Year everyone! I want to thank you...

    Happy New Year everyone! I want to thank you James and Will for attempting to decode my sword, you are both AWESOME! Apologies for the iffy photos, I've attached a better lit pic of the initials on...
  16. Here's a picture of the inside of the hilt. ...

    Here's a picture of the inside of the hilt.

    Greg
  17. British Pattern 1895 Infantry Officer Sword

    Hi all, procrastinating today with work stuff so thought I'd share an interesting project sword I've had for a few years. I bought this sword as a space filler for a 1895 Pattern Infantry Officers...
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    Lovely sword Mel, a nice Imperial naval blade is...

    Lovely sword Mel, a nice Imperial naval blade is on my 2020 list!

    Greg
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    Hi all, 2019 was a GREAT year of acquisitions for...

    Hi all, 2019 was a GREAT year of acquisitions for my collection. I think I've finally established a focus for my collection of edged weapons - Infantry pattern swords associated with Canada...
  20. Man, that a NICE sword. It crys for just a...

    Man, that a NICE sword. It crys for just a little TLC to remove the active rust. Nice Catch!
  21. Thanks Dale! G

    Thanks Dale!

    G
  22. Imperial German Finger Loop - Die Fingerschlaufe

    Hi all and especially those of us who collect Imperial German swords. Does anyone have the leather pattern for reproducing the leather finger loop (Die Fingerschlaufe)? I have several swords where...
  23. Hi Matt, I think your sword is an 1803 Flank...

    Hi Matt, I think your sword is an 1803 Flank Officers sword. These were intended for the then new "Light Infantry" companies attached to regular infantry regiments. Tactically, they were raised to...
  24. Of course! Thanks Glen!

    Of course! Thanks Glen!
  25. I'd like to thank Wayne, Richard, Glen and GC for...

    I'd like to thank Wayne, Richard, Glen and GC for chiming in on my post. I'm profoundly happy that my sword is not a pedestrian example but an earlier one, Pre-WW1. Can I ask what "ACW" is? Is...
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