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    So right at the start of the indexing, a mouthful...

    So right at the start of the indexing, a mouthful ;)

    Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine

    Page snippets from the above listed book. The book lists 9 examples, 6 with the...
  2. Strange Late Eagle Pommel Society of the Cincinnati?

    This one passed through ebay iver the past weeks. I had never seen one quite like it and it was listed as coming from a member of the society.

    A strange brew. The Maker's family does go back to...
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    Spanish? Transitional Rapier/Smallsword

    Inbound, if everything goes ok. The blade is very pointy.

    Cheers
    GC
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    Fraternal. The Shriners use a phoenix headed...

    Fraternal. The Shriners use a phoenix headed scimitar and this one in the book. IIRC Grottoes of something or something of Grottoes. I'll look later.
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  5. A not so old discussion. There are several here....

    A not so old discussion. There are several here.

    http://www.swordforum.com/vb4/showthread.php?78926-quot-Claymore-quot-again
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    Actually, the Knights of Columbus swords are...

    Actually, the Knights of Columbus swords are readily identified as a bust of Columbus. There are two variations of them The third, a flying eagle on a round pommel.
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    This is not an American fraternal form (including...

    This is not an American fraternal form (including not for The Knights of Columbus). While it may have association with a European fraternal group, or specifically Masonic, there were and are swords...
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    pipe back quill point

    pipe back quill point
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    Imo, the & sons would have only been appropriate...

    Imo, the & sons would have only been appropriate while an elder was alive. So, I think we are probably thinking much the same regarding blade etches. None would likely have been produced as Hawkes...
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    From Oldswords.com England London Hawkes,...

    From Oldswords.com

    England London Hawkes, Thomas 1788 1796 17 Piccadilly
    England London Hawkes, Thomas 1797 1809 24 Piccadilly
    England London Hawkes, T., Moseley & Co 1810 1820 22 Piccadilly...
  11. I really like that one. I am at a point of not...

    I really like that one. I am at a point of not wanting to adopt later swords but even while having a wristbreaker, a nice Ames might tempt me.

    I think you'll find you did well.

    Cheers
    GC
  12. All systems go, with just a few swords. ...

    All systems go, with just a few swords.

    Weather is expected to be stellar both days.

    Cheers
    GC
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    Welcome aboard I think Will has it, as...

    Welcome aboard

    I think Will has it, as spotting the acronym on the scabbard. FWIW, the Knights of Columbus swords are more usually a bust of Columbus or a flying eagle on a round pommel (The...
  14. Long range weather is looking promising and I am...

    Long range weather is looking promising and I am running out of excuses not to show at least a few swords.

    One early forecast was showing an inch of rain for the 22nd but I may have had the wrong...
  15. Thanks Will. For me it has just become a bit...

    Thanks Will.

    For me it has just become a bit beyond my own limitations. I used to have a pop up, that collapsed in the wake of a hurricane during the 2008 weekend ;) A stroke, weeks after that....
  16. Manville Settler's Days 21st-22nd September 20019

    http://www.msrgc.com/

    I missed doing anything last year and blamed it on the weather. I am once again tentatively going to set up at least something (knives and a handful of swords&books). I'm...
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    Stumbled across today, a listing describing a...

    Stumbled across today, a listing describing a blade mark as W.H.H.&J. with Philadelphia on the obverse Unfortunately no image of the mark. A post Widmann eagle

    154680

    Cheers
    GC
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    Just a quicky for the 1870 US sword bayonet. ...

    Just a quicky for the 1870 US sword bayonet. Similarly the yataghan bladed examples.
    https://www.cowanauctions.com/lot/model-1870-springfield-navy-rolling-block-rifle-wsaber-bayonet-3080698
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    Value is often tough to judge and this board...

    Value is often tough to judge and this board dissuades discussing values but in the end, an object is worth exactly what one will pay. Worthpoint offers a free trial, so that sale information is...
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    https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/sardinian-i...

    https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/sardinian-italian-1870-remington-253254578

    Yes Will, a match

    Cheers
    GC
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    In addition to the circular mark (one I do not...

    In addition to the circular mark (one I do not have archived) was seen on an m1840 type sabre. I don't recall the listing as it was a long time ago yet iirc, the dealer had that at late 19th century...
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    Perhaps a little earlier and soon after Germany...

    Perhaps a little earlier and soon after Germany was being added to blades, The diplomats sword I have photos of lacks the Germany, so the h in a shield appearing both with and without but the...
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    Possibly for the British Snider, Egyptian use...

    Possibly for the British Snider, Egyptian use
    http://www.old-smithy.info/country%20sheets/egypt.htm

    Cheers
    GC
  24. I thought all the land transport sword were...

    I thought all the land transport sword were sawback? Also that most, if not all were imports from Solingen contracts? France had many variations but I have not seen any plain quillions either.
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    At a good price, the old Westerns are a steal...

    At a good price, the old Westerns are a steal these days. The 46-8 sought for, so the prices go up. I helped create a market for the EGW knives and there has been little going back. Knives I was...
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