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    Interesting reading Max, looking forward to more...

    Interesting reading Max, looking forward to more opinions on this!
  2. Yes, the old swords example has a proved over...

    Yes, the old swords example has a proved over fluer de lis
  3. Hi Greg, another marked to the same regiment by...

    Hi Greg, another marked to the same regiment by Maitland is on Oldswords #122378, with what is possibly a different proof disc although I can't quite make yours out.
  4. Going on the serial numbers alone, January 2006...

    Going on the serial numbers alone, January 2006 seems too early, so Lishman seems the better option.

    I need more dated examples post 1900 in order to pin down the ranges with any confidence.
    ...
  5. Ben, I think I've found a good match in the...

    Ben,

    I think I've found a good match in the 3rd Lancers Hyderabad Contingent: PS Hicks. Thanks for that input.

    Regarding your TL '96 cavalry pattern, do you have any candidates? I note there...
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    Old thread resurrection but I'm looking at Pillin...

    Old thread resurrection but I'm looking at Pillin serial numbers.

    Although thought to be G. I. F. This fits within the range for pillin numbers in 1881 and with that dating I have now identified a...
  7. Thanks Ben, I'm not finding a match on the...

    Thanks Ben, I'm not finding a match on the initials PMS in the 3rd lancers HC lists but you could still be right. Another mystery.
  8. Because of the 'style' of the non-folding hilt....

    Because of the 'style' of the non-folding hilt. If you look at the 1889 staff sargeant's sword and the 1892 infantry pattern they are similar.

    Im not 100% on when that style was introduced to the...
  9. Congratulations! I have a sword which was with...

    Congratulations! I have a sword which was with the 13th at these same battles!

    I do wonder if this is a replacement hilt.
  10. This narrow slit without any supporting structure...

    This narrow slit without any supporting structure within is always something I associated with the latter part of the century such as 1889 staff sargeant's swords and 1892 RAMC pattern.

    I know...
  11. Its not my sword, the images are from the link in...

    Its not my sword, the images are from the link in post #56.

    I can't make it out. Possibly Lancers but the HG confused me.
  12. Could anyone help with this regimental etch? Am I...

    Could anyone help with this regimental etch? Am I being daft? I think the initial are PMS.

    1896p dated around 1896-8
  13. Hi all, Every now and again I find another...

    Hi all,

    Every now and again I find another numbered Pillin, mostly with limited information but I've become a little obsessed with this research and I'm not far off completing an article about...
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    Thanks, first place I tried before posting but no...

    Thanks, first place I tried before posting but no luck :-)
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    British sword parts wanted

    Hi,

    I'm looking for the following British sword parts if anyone can help out?

    1822p infantry - brass backstrap & ferrule

    A grip for the above with shagreen and wire intact.

    1821p LC -...
  16. I would also say it's RNC not RNG

    I would also say it's RNC not RNG
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    So reasonable to assume that anything with the...

    So reasonable to assume that anything with the lion, navy or not is pre 1858?
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    EIC Navy question

    Hi all,

    Is there a definitive date when the use of the EIC lion on navy blade/hilts stopped. Did the Indian Navy continue to use this after the HEIC was defunkt?

    I'm asking in relation to an...
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    Of course, I had forgotten about Gill. I'm less...

    Of course, I had forgotten about Gill. I'm less familiar with pre Victorian trade.
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    Thanks Mike, I was really surprised and I've...

    Thanks Mike, I was really surprised and I've found many more women in the UK census records as military outfitters.

    I had previously thought of the trade as a male dominated business similar to...
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    Aaaaand. In 1885 Hobson & Sons have a further...

    Aaaaand.

    In 1885 Hobson & Sons have a further change of address but not a change of premises!

    In that year Little Windmill Street was renamed Lexington Street after Baron Lexington. Under the...
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    Hobson & Son

    Many will be familiar with the name Hobson & Son featuring on British military swords.

    But, did you know that the Hobson behind Hobson & Sons was actually Mrs Sarah Hobson, a widow who carried on...
  23. Found this one on an old Swedish auction, judging...

    Found this one on an old Swedish auction, judging by the surrounding numbers i'm guessing 1896/97 (amended - not 1904)

    I'm struggling to make out the details from the image.
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  24. Hi, I've been doing a bit of work on this,...

    Hi, I've been doing a bit of work on this, gathering data on all numbered Pillins I can find whether named or not although most have something to help date them.

    I've got a spreadsheet, not sure...
  25. Thread: Rehilts

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    Hi Will, it's not mine, just an example that got...

    Hi Will, it's not mine, just an example that got me thinking.
    It's actually a Pillin with a 45 blade.

    I just wondered if anyone had any examples of multiple re-hilts. The trouble is of course...
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