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    Tom Nardi may have something:...

    Tom Nardi may have something: http://swordrestorationtn.com/
  2. Dale you mention the 1860 Prussian Fusiliers...

    Dale you mention the 1860 Prussian Fusiliers bayonet, I've had several through the years and let them slip from my fingers which I now regret.
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    I believe by law German made items need to be...

    I believe by law German made items need to be marked as such. However it does not help with a makers name. Holler made edged weapons until the 1970's, a possible candidate.
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    Australia did not use the P14 rifle and therefore...

    Australia did not use the P14 rifle and therefore did not use the 1917 bayonet. The 1917 bayonet does not fit the Lee Enfield, the muzzle ring is higher up.
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    Hello Vladimir the Australian 1907p bayonet is...

    Hello Vladimir the Australian 1907p bayonet is the same blade for the 1907 and later WW2 bayonets from Orange Arsenals and easily fits the 1917p bayonet.
    P14 rifle and Australian/US...
  6. I agree with Richard. It screams copy. An...

    I agree with Richard. It screams copy.
    An original from a finished auction:...
  7. The blade is old but not old enough to be a plug...

    The blade is old but not old enough to be a plug bayonet in my opinion. Stopped fullers was mostly from the 1800's onwards for rough dating.
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    I don't think a magician can date these discs....

    I don't think a magician can date these discs. Should coincide with the officers commission early 1860's?
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    James that research does date the sword nicely....

    James that research does date the sword nicely. Possibly a group photo of the regiment exists and maybe you could put a face to the sword ?
  10. Ben if this is not your sword, make it so! I have...

    Ben if this is not your sword, make it so! I have always had great interest in swords with interesting details that can be researched.
    This sword must have some interesting history.
  11. Ben that sword has interesting etching. The Mole...

    Ben that sword has interesting etching. The Mole stamping appears that the first strike was too light and the second not aligned perfectly. That it would be made in Birmingham I believe the Warora...
  12. The sword itself shows no evidence of etching or...

    The sword itself shows no evidence of etching or hilt being changed. I can only guess the blade was finished but not etched and the Grenadier guard that ordered it was killed in the Crimean War so...
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    Hawkes comes to mind but I can't tell you why. No...

    Hawkes comes to mind but I can't tell you why. No etching on the ricasso?
  14. Personalized etching on sword blades do make them...

    Personalized etching on sword blades do make them more easily identifiable. I have come across some Wilkinson swords without personal blade etching, they are either a dead end with no name recorded,...
  15. I've seen this before, suggests long careers....

    I've seen this before, suggests long careers. Some are repaired by brazing a steel piece (or brass) that matches the wear angle. I've also seen cavalry troopers scabbards with repairs as I mentioned....
  16. I just remembered that I've had good results with...

    I just remembered that I've had good results with DHL.
  17. Here is an interesting proof page for 6695 which...

    Here is an interesting proof page for 6695 which is a Coldstream Guard sword with Toledo blade and has S F G. Then there is 6694 the previous page with Scots Fus Gd. It would appear both are to Scots...
  18. Yes about as close as we can get. I would say...

    Yes about as close as we can get. I would say with matching serial number the blade was made in 1855 with etching possibly later. Sometimes you see swords with battle honours with blank banners for...
  19. James I can't really trust the writing to be...

    James I can't really trust the writing to be spelt correctly by looking at how Wilkinsons bungled the spelling of Wilkinson. If this blade was repurposed it would have been before any etching to the...
  20. Deciphering of Wilkinson notations would help....

    Deciphering of Wilkinson notations would help. After the word hilt the writing is illegible but must hold meaning. Given time this page will give up its secrets.
  21. All the etching is to the Norfolk Regiment, not...

    All the etching is to the Norfolk Regiment, not Grenadier Guards, all battle honours are to the Norfolk. I think assuming it says gren guard could be a red herring and lead us away from the facts we...
  22. Mike that never occured to me. I suppose I'm...

    Mike that never occured to me. I suppose I'm stuck on the etching being all 9th Regt. of Foot and HJ Wilkinson name and family crest etched on the blade.
    So you think that the blade before any...
  23. Phil it's my experience that Kaskaras that have...

    Phil it's my experience that Kaskaras that have etching are for decoration purposes only. Unlikely the marks are actual writings. It appears to be a nice european manufactured blade with single...
  24. The last sword I imported from the US to Canada...

    The last sword I imported from the US to Canada cost close to $150 to pack and ship one sword. I did ask the packing co. to send using USPS rather than UPS/FedEx or other carrier because they tack on...
  25. The Calcutta marked swords I've seen are British...

    The Calcutta marked swords I've seen are British or Solingen manufacture. I like this 1895p sword because it is made with larger perforations that soon were made much smaller to prevent penetration.
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