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  1. Very good observations by all and much...

    Very good observations by all and much appreciated. I believe you Gentlemen are correct in that it is possibly a repurposed sword, dirk or blade. I also agree possibly by a skilled but non...
  2. Thanks Gentlemen, I thought it note worthy for...

    Thanks Gentlemen, I thought it note worthy for its obvious early dating. The early bowies fascinate me. Your thoughts on etch style? There are elements of this piece that look French, British and...
  3. 19th century Bowie, dirk, cut down sword

    Just picked this up on usual site. Looking for any input country of origin, year of manufacturing, original or cut down sword or any thoughts. I am not home and do not have it in hand but will be in...
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    This type also seems to show up in South America,...

    This type also seems to show up in South America, primarily Brazil.
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    Very interesting thread indeed Richard. Do you...

    Very interesting thread indeed Richard. Do you have photos of the m1840 style generals sword. The other one in this thread perhaps more close to a 1796 infantry pattern. Eric
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    It is beautiful as is Georges eagle head, having...

    It is beautiful as is Georges eagle head, having a small case of envy.
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    What is that grip made out of? It does not appear...

    What is that grip made out of? It does not appear to made from same high iron content of guard and pommel. It is stunning. Eric
  8. That is smoking hot Morgan, I love these French...

    That is smoking hot Morgan, I love these French style sliced melon pommel swords. I have a couple in infantry and a cavalry model. I would love to have one with an Uncle Sam blade. The American...
  9. A very interesting question Richard but I don't...

    A very interesting question Richard but I don't know the answer. Here are some marked both ways compliments of Old Swords.com
    https://oldswords.com/maker-notes.php?cID=5027
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    U.S. M1911 saber

    George that German eagle head is one nice piece and the cutlass very appealing Skipper. I have picked up some nice swords this year with the great economy, but with out a doubt this is my biggest...
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    This thread can be deleted as I already have...

    This thread can be deleted as I already have asking for parts.
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    I found this thread after I had posted another...

    I found this thread after I had posted another one looking for parts and can not figure out how to delete the new one. Eric
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    1796 pattern Heavy Cavalry I need a pommel and...

    1796 pattern Heavy Cavalry
    I need a pommel and grip for a 1796 unmarked or wore down. It has ferrule and guard with both langets. The blade is fair to good with hatchet point but guard is extremely...
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    1796 pattern Heavy Cavalry

    I need a pommel and grip for a 1796 unmarked or wore down. It has ferrule and guard with both langets. The blade is fair to good with hatchet point but guard is extremely rusted as a ferrule. I am...
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    Shotley Bridge Fox mark

    Heres one with Shotley and a Fox.
    https://collections.royalarmouries.org/object/rac-object-28826.html
    And a few more
    http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=23157
  16. The Ames m1833 Dragoon is one of the shortest...

    The Ames m1833 Dragoon is one of the shortest lived US issue swords. Its use by 1839 minimal with the m1840's introduction to main stream although as the 1822 French model had gained acceptance for...
  17. Cathy I would be interested in any additional...

    Cathy I would be interested in any additional information you get on Shotley Bridge or Hounsloe. Eric
  18. Baking soda would neutralize rust and is not...

    Baking soda would neutralize rust and is not dangerous, you can eat it.
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    Tonyo, While it looks German built and is marked...

    Tonyo, While it looks German built and is marked to Solingen the design on the top sword, the grip, pommel and hilt look to be copied from British 1821 pattern, the quillion and rounded thick...
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    I have owned a few of these over time and have...

    I have owned a few of these over time and have always been told they are Revolutionary War Canadian hussar. Being infantry type weapons it seems odd but I know very little of Canada weapons. I do...
  21. When or what time frame were the white buff...

    When or what time frame were the white buff leather sword knots popular in Britian? Are reproductions available? Eric
  22. Thanks for the tip Will, getting it into rust in...

    Thanks for the tip Will, getting it into rust in sensitive areas has always presented a problem on pieces you want minimal intrusion on. Eric
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    Tony I am afraid court swords are out of my...

    Tony I am afraid court swords are out of my intelligence level but the castle on ricasso and etching appear early 19th. A very pretty piece and serviceable as a weapon, but I cannot say it's intended...
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    I would say early 19th Solingen product and a...

    I would say early 19th Solingen product and a very attractive piece. I would agree court sword or for a Dandy. Eric
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    Shrink them to 100 KB first.

    Shrink them to 100 KB first.
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