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  1. http://azswords.com/Fakes.htm

    http://azswords.com/Fakes.htm
  2. Straight up, it was never W.H.Horstmann&Son. The...

    Straight up, it was never W.H.Horstmann&Son. The round pleather grip and muddy etching. Scabbard mounts from what we can see, and more. Not so old as the centennial of the war but probably the...
  3. French and continental blades of the late 18th to...

    French and continental blades of the late 18th to mid 19th century.

    Used up even for the US market.

    Cheers
    GC
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    An addition of example to these swords we watch. ...

    An addition of example to these swords we watch. Whilst in a browsing mode today, I came across a bit of an answer in seeing this example marked to Horstmann, and stamped Germany.

    157778
    ...
  5. Great sword! I see in the first set of...

    Great sword!

    I see in the first set of pictures, the scabbard was backwards and now happy. The blade condition is a hint that the scabbard may be a later marriage. The blade type and length lend...
  6. There must be a freight forwarder in the US that...

    There must be a freight forwarder in the US that Morphy can ship to. While I don't have names or links, those are services that are being used for modern reproduction swords to be shipped abroad. ...
  7. Oh, Windex on the blade. No petro solvents but a...

    Oh, Windex on the blade. No petro solvents but a mild and dilute ammonia and alcohol mix on the blue&gilt. A favored low abrasive on the rest. Nevr-Dull is cotton, white spirits, clay and ground...
  8. Yes, a typical Solingen blade. Is there any mark...

    Yes, a typical Solingen blade. Is there any mark at all on the spine of the blade at the base?

    At some point labeling a sword must be a p1796 variant should be lost and simply agree these smaller...
  9. Esperance Prayers to the family RIP 157639

    Esperance
    Prayers to the family
    RIP
    157639
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    If it was Fagan, always know anyway. I've bought...

    If it was Fagan, always know anyway. I've bought a couple, knowing what I was looking at and not terrible prices at the time.

    The blade shape on this one could lead one to thinking something...
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    That's a great rescue. I lack an 1805/. in my...

    That's a great rescue. I lack an 1805/. in my spadroon family and they are getting to be few and far between.

    Cheers
    GC
  12. I wouldn't worry about it too much. We have...

    I wouldn't worry about it too much. We have discussed the general problems without the specific sellers by name. There are plenty of auctions I'd love to discuss here but at the same time might end...
  13. Report an item and move on. Message the seller...

    Report an item and move on. Message the seller mentioning you are reporting the item and why. His ? mark in his listing is enough to make the listing legit.

    While I disagree with parts of the...
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    Somewhat similarly, the British barque, the HMS...

    Somewhat similarly, the British barque, the HMS Resolute, had been abandoned in the Arctic ice. Retrieved by a US whaler, the Resolute was returned to England yo serve until 1879, upon which some of...
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    I dunno Bill, why you wouldn't have simply...

    I dunno Bill, why you wouldn't have simply replied they were from the House of Swords.

    My jibe "cantese" was for canted hilts. Maybe I should have used cantees and you would have wondered why...
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    Super cool!

    Super cool!
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    I'm reminded of these A few of these "cantese"...

    I'm reminded of these

    A few of these "cantese" I have archived.
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    Here we go. One of these years I will get some...

    Here we go. One of these years I will get some filing work done. This one filed in 2014, the other one 2008.

    It is also possible the sword might have been an officer of the AHAC. The "ordinary"...
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    The skull and cross bones are quite masonic...

    The skull and cross bones are quite masonic Scottish Rite as well. I could see a private purchase commission. Some years ago I came across a sabre that I thought unique for years until another twin...
  20. Nice work! Here is the old Hawkins sword thread....

    Nice work! Here is the old Hawkins sword thread.
    http://www.swordforum.com/vb4/showthread.php?119416-Half-basket-hilt
  21. Not me.

    Not me.
  22. Sword Attributed To General and President Franklin Pierce

    In rummaging through misplaced bookmarks, I had flagged this sword listed at Horse Soldier. Now on Hold, so I figure we can at least discuss its attributes. I am attaching just a couple of images...
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    Spectacular. Great photos.

    Spectacular. Great photos.
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    tre kewl !

    tre kewl !
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    Sorry, I was just kind of speechless when you...

    Sorry, I was just kind of speechless when you posted therm. Will you be posting the individually for us? Is the plainer (top/bottom) crested eagle spadroon marked to A.W.Spies?

    Curious minds and...
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