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    It is pretty amazing how some quite familiar arms...

    It is pretty amazing how some quite familiar arms stayed in service for so many decades, indeed more than a century. Super cool to have its scabbard.

    The G for cast steel is controversial for...
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    I honestly don't know but figure similar to...

    I honestly don't know but figure similar to British swords of the time.
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    I would place it in the 1820s-1830s. Certainly,...

    I would place it in the 1820s-1830s. Certainly, the majority of these were meant for the American market. The wire on the grip is a replacement and the plain ferrule (brass band on the grip) almost...
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    A gentleman's sword for about town or a military...

    A gentleman's sword for about town or a military officer.
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    Very cool. I found one at the Hartford Show in...

    Very cool. I found one at the Hartford Show in 2008. Although the spine marks have been scrubbed, the poincons point to that period, with a spear point.

    These are a lot of sword.
    ...
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    It is a loop hilt spadroon, likely English with...

    It is a loop hilt spadroon, likely English with that grip work having copper tape.

    Here is an English silver hallmarked example. Photos from Shiloh Relics.

    https://i.imgur.com/phRNoAB.jpg...
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    Very cool to find such a personalized hilt. It...

    Very cool to find such a personalized hilt. It may make one really wonder about its journeys over the past century. A war time bring back?

    Cheers
    GC
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    My understanding is some hosting/server tweaks. ...

    My understanding is some hosting/server tweaks. One difference I note is the auto compression for attachments isn't active (as of last night), so we are back to the old 100kb limit. That may be...
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    Very cool!

    Very cool!
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    Perhaps my latest and favorite is a fish guard...

    Perhaps my latest and favorite is a fish guard cuttoe. Outlined elsewhere.This short little guy should still be a keeper. The blade is only 15"/39.37 cm long. A whopping 22"/55.88 cm overall in...
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    I saw your post to facebook and maybe someone can...

    I saw your post to facebook and maybe someone can decipher the meaning of the letters.

    Someday we may know what the marks on the spines break down to by forge.

    These swords, to me, read as a...
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    It is nitre blue&gold. imo 1800ish

    It is nitre blue&gold.

    imo 1800ish
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    England Birmingham Deakin, Francis 1811 1839...

    England Birmingham Deakin, Francis 1811 1839 Suffolk St

    That is your man. The others familial association with Woolley, which actually goes back to the 18th century. Included as background only....
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    From Oldswords England Birmingham Deakin,...

    From Oldswords
    England Birmingham Deakin, Francis 1811 1839 Suffolk St
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    England Birmingham Woolley & Deakin 1800 1803 Edmund St
    England Birmingham Woolley, Deakin &...
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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
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    1885, yup manufacturer of surgical tools....

    1885, yup manufacturer of surgical tools.
    https://www.google.com/books/edition/The_Post_office_afterw_Kelly_s_directory/6OgNAAAAQAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=0
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    I had screenshot some directories yesterday and...

    I had screenshot some directories yesterday and posted them to facebook.

    https://www.google.com/books/edition/History_Gazetteer_and_Directory_of_the_C/n9sWAQAAIAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=0

    1879

    157976
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    Can you link to those or screen shots? Here is a...

    Can you link to those or screen shots? Here is a Dad's and up to 1897 reference.

    FOURACRES, Exeter
    George Fouracres was a cutler at 2 South Street, Exeter, in 1824 and 1830
    (Pigot), followed by...
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    Thanks. that is what I am finding. The Joseph...

    Thanks. that is what I am finding. The Joseph Rodgers&Sons catalogs show very similar dirks, the guards identical. The blade is hollow ground and in working on it today, went ahead and touched up...
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    English Dirk Fouracres Exeter

    I acquired this from fleabay the other day. I find scant information and discussion for FOURACRES over EXETER. One thought that it refers to four acres in Sheffield. Another that there was a listing...
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    http://azswords.com/Fakes.htm

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