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    I've seen a similar sword described as "Belgian -...

    I've seen a similar sword described as "Belgian - Sabre heavy cavalry(guides regiment) model 1822/73/93" . no idea if that is accurate. I don't have any Belgian reference works. Can anyone...
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    "In 1827 Elizabeth Gill remarried one John...

    "In 1827 Elizabeth Gill remarried one John Darwen. The 1831 trade directories list three different entries for the business. ‘Gill, Widow’ at Masshouse Lane, ‘Gill, Jno.’ at 20 Masshouse Lane and...
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    Hi Ben, Please remind me, if I have seen your...

    Hi Ben,
    Please remind me, if I have seen your 'E. Gill' sword? (Memory not what it was :-) )Can you post to a link if it has been discussed. Would love to see it.
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    I think these are attributed to John Drury. I...

    I think these are attributed to John Drury. I don't have dates but will look into it.
  6. 'Mea culpa'. I had some of these incorrectly...

    'Mea culpa'. I had some of these incorrectly labeled on www.oldswords.com. After reading the thread I went back and checked and made the necessary corrections.

    Great discussions as always. ...
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    Thanks to Dale's comment I found what looks like...

    Thanks to Dale's comment I found what looks like your sword in P. Calamandrei "Storia dell'arma bianca italiana" (History of the Italian Edged Weapons) pg 87. Describes as an Italian cavalry sword...
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    The only book I have is P. Calamandrei "Storia...

    The only book I have is P. Calamandrei "Storia dell'arma bianca italiana" (History of the Italian Edged Weapons). I can't comment on how accurate it is as I am no expert on Italian swords but it...
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    Thanks guys. I'll check them out.

    Thanks guys. I'll check them out.
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    French Auction Houses

    A very happy 2016 to all of the forum!

    I just wondered if anyone knew what the top auction houses are in France for antique arms? I seem to know for most other European countries but just...
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    Mexico City

    Hi everyone, being sent to Mexico City with work and just wondered if anyone had any recommendations of sword related places to visit if I get some spare time?

    Thanks in advance for any...
  12. From a Harvey/Fox perspective I don't like the...

    From a Harvey/Fox perspective I don't like the look of it. I have seen a few with the 'SKH' stamp and they all look wrong. This style of fox is also often seen with that SKH stamp on very modern...
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    British sword though to have been carried by the...

    British sword though to have been carried by the artillery and possibly transport corps/drivers, a type commonly referred to as the 'Spanish' pattern. Made by Hebbert & Hume noted as 1814-1829 but...
  14. Private email sent Bob, I have been studying...

    Private email sent Bob,

    I have been studying these 'running fox' marks and haven't drawn any firm conclusions on the exact date sequence yet. I would love to hear from anyone with further...
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    Here are some museums in London. It depends on...

    Here are some museums in London. It depends on your area of interest which will be the priorities.....

    National Army Museum - The museum is based on the development and continuing role of the...
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    Publications & Published Articles

    Hello,

    I am trying to pull together a list of arms and armour publications (existing and demised) and more importantly past articles. I find it hard to remember where I have seen certain articles...
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    "I Gill" would have been for John Gill. These...

    "I Gill" would have been for John Gill. These would date to after 1803. John died in 1817 but I suspect that his wife may have continued to use this stamp after his death. She then started to use...
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    Hi, 'Warranted' by used by various manufacturers...

    Hi,
    'Warranted' by used by various manufacturers during the period. I think the Gill family may have started it (or made it popular) but by no means were they the only ones.
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    I've corrected the error, included the excellent...

    I've corrected the error, included the excellent research by Robert and linked to this thread. Apologies for any confusion.
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    Hi, I did attend and I would say it is worth it. ...

    Hi, I did attend and I would say it is worth it. I mainly go for the social aspect and to meet up with some of the people I regularly chat/contact online. You do see a lot of the same stock doing...
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    Hi Will, that is the first time I have heard of...

    Hi Will, that is the first time I have heard of that attribution. Do you have a source of the info? It would certainly shed light on many of these that I see. I always thought it was a generic...
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    London Arms Fair

    Hi,

    Anyone going to the London Arms Fair tomorrow?
  23. All I can say is that I think the arms are those...

    All I can say is that I think the arms are those of Denmark circa 1800? I have seen a few similar swords and they are all described as Danish circa 1800. One very similar is described as a Model...
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    Absolutely! Expecially with regard to 'trade'...

    Absolutely! Expecially with regard to 'trade' blades shipped around the world for mounting and sometimes rehilted due to changes in fashion or damage.
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    In studying the trade directories for Birmingham,...

    In studying the trade directories for Birmingham, UK (and I would assume the same practices applied in other countries) dates should only ever be used as approximates. Often directories took years...
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