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    I would expect them to be more interested is...

    I would expect them to be more interested is shagreen (fishy) hilts.
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    You have a pdf online guide to the Military...

    You have a pdf online guide to the Military Museum:

    http://www.ejercito.mde.es/Galerias/Descarga_pdf/Unidades/Madrid/Ihcm/2015/20150706-guia-museo-cap-04.pdf

    And a 2009 catalog of the weapons...
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    Maybe the subject of size matters... I was...

    Maybe the subject of size matters...

    I was recently at a relatively small but variate weaponry museum at Vitoria, and it was full of enthusiastic children.
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    That museum has also a nice collection of XVIIth...

    That museum has also a nice collection of XVIIth century swords and rapiers. There is a published catalog. In Seville, there is a second nice collection at the ethnographical museum.
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    Problem is, I am noticing prices are just going...

    Problem is, I am noticing prices are just going down for the last 10 months. You have to search for recent auctions.
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    You have a whole Kohl family. Pictures?

    You have a whole Kohl family. Pictures?
  7. Hi. Your blade seems overpolished to me....

    Hi.
    Your blade seems overpolished to me. Therefore it could have had blueing and gilding but that is lost now. Maybe you can see some faint remnant.
  8. I believe somebody is trying to sell a 1826...

    I believe somebody is trying to sell a 1826 russian cuirassier repro as a Spanish cavalry saber at Catawiki.
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    I think the piece is at least partially if not...

    I think the piece is at least partially if not completely made at the end of XIXth century (Napoleon III). THAT Landskenett on a weird detached piece is an idealized romantic version. The whole head...
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    It is 91 cm total length and it weights 731grams....

    It is 91 cm total length and it weights 731grams. Very nimble small cup hilt. Muskets and arquebuses became mixed in XVIIth century, the first reduced weight of shot, the second increased it so soon,...
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    I will include a sword I got in the last months...

    I will include a sword I got in the last months of 2018 although I only have the (not impressive) sellers pictures.

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    This is what you probably will call a...
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    What is genuine? Spanish dedicatories are...

    What is genuine?

    Spanish dedicatories are unusual before the Napoleonic wars. The use of a munition blade for this aim is even more unusual. Possibly you can find the R of Royal property under the...
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    That is not the crown of Wilhelm I

    That is not the crown of Wilhelm I
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    Those are for the Military Administration, models...

    Those are for the Military Administration, models of 1860. the 1886 model is very similar, for medical corps, with a silver cross.

    That kind of blade had a long service life, since the 1840s to...
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    Crown is German second Reich, and the Navy was...

    Crown is German second Reich, and the Navy was not divided among different states. Nice Jugendstil decoration.
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    There are some pretty old copies of briquets that...

    There are some pretty old copies of briquets that have "spain" or "made in spain" stamped on them. I have heard they were used for the 1956 War and Peace movie. Maybe a blade landed in a lonely hilt....
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    Pre 1845 British made Naval sword

    This was recently sold in Spain as a Spanish naval sword from the 1930s. Actually, that is not exact. Spain adopted around 1844 a model similar to the British 1827, the sword description was however...
  18. Hello. Please put some pictures. As far as I know...

    Hello. Please put some pictures. As far as I know there is not such a thing as Toledo 1967 model infantry sword. You have several makers from Toledo and quality varies wildly also over the years....
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    I used to have one of those for changing channels...

    I used to have one of those for changing channels on an old TV set in a shared student apartment...
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    I resurrect this thread just to clarify that the...

    I resurrect this thread just to clarify that the sword in its opening and its kind seem to be coming from Brazil. Because of the nimcha-like grip, hey have been considered as well as Berber sabers,...
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    Somehow I landed here looking for something...

    Somehow I landed here looking for something else... I did not answer then.

    Since then, I have noticed that FNT was also used sparely in the 1920s. The difference with the post 1943 marking is in...
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    I do not know what is it, but I think it is not...

    I do not know what is it, but I think it is not Turkish. They usually have markings in arabic numerals.
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    The only way to be sure is to find one localized...

    The only way to be sure is to find one localized in its original place, museum or private collection. If the source is a single one, like a swordsmith in Manila I would expect a greater similarity...
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    Thanks for that one. Enrique Colespario, sounds...

    Thanks for that one. Enrique Colespario, sounds like the Enrique Coel seen in many Boca de Caballo swords. I read "ViVA x ELx REY x DE x ESPANNA" and maybe "Soy de Bernardo Bagueño Rosario" or...
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    Another Spanish colonial type

    Dilapidated in an umbrella stand among walking sticks, yesterday I found this thing at a local antiquaries show:


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    I had seen the style before but my guesses then are just the same as...
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