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  1. I just sent a legal letter package to Belize...

    I just sent a legal letter package to Belize yesterday via FedX and they charged me 88 bucks. They were cheaper than UPS and less time than post (USPS). Not always true, it depends on country you...
  2. Most excellent Richard, thanks for this post. Eric

    Most excellent Richard, thanks for this post. Eric
  3. No doubt Solingen made blade. Typical Solingen...

    No doubt Solingen made blade. Typical Solingen style etch and very generic sold and mounted on different hilt types. Possibly sold in bulk with or without hilts to any one any where.
  4. Without regiment markings both the Blucher and...

    Without regiment markings both the Blucher and the 1796 light cavalry pattern were sold worldwide to many nations. Mexico bought both and many of the 1796 pattern in US, many Solingen made. With US...
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    Hounsloe sword

    Looking for Hounsle, Hounslow and Shotley Bridge swords.
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    Magnus, I don’t doubt it German, the Prussians...

    Magnus, I don’t doubt it German, the Prussians used hangers in this style until 1830 or so I believe with loose spirals on grips. While everyone copied someone sometime, this style was It seems...
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    Interesting 1751 pattern hilt usually on short...

    Interesting 1751 pattern hilt usually on short curved blade with small upper fuller. Perhaps a rehilt, heavy hilt for a straight blade.
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    I like the looks of bird head pommels on a...

    I like the looks of bird head pommels on a spadroon, not real common on the American side but I have one or two. Nice sword, Honey.
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    Merely that it is not lion head or etched but...

    Merely that it is not lion head or etched but rather plain for a British or Mexican officer. The ones I own are leather grips with plain blades.
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    I do not have records but believe Spain imported...

    I do not have records but believe Spain imported these and 1796 light cavalry pattern 1800 to 1820 in their decline in Mexico. Parts, partial swords and swords found there lean that way. I am not...
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    I have a couple of these trooper 1803 pattern...

    I have a couple of these trooper 1803 pattern flank officer blades. One out of Tejas and one I picked up in Mexico. Iron bird head pommel, plain leather grip with flat blade. I assume made in...
  12. Hollow ground blades are my delight. Swedish...

    Hollow ground blades are my delight. Swedish pieces are not in my scope but interesting none the less. What are the wira marks for, marker or inspection?
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    While galloping a horse either method in...

    While galloping a horse either method in photograph would work but the saber in the painting would cause a jackpot.
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    While a similar style hilt with minor differences...

    While a similar style hilt with minor differences was somewhat popular in Mexico mid to late 19th century especially during Second Mexican Empire this piece to my eye is Brazilian late18th to mid...
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    Javier and Ivan, thanks for your input although...

    Javier and Ivan, thanks for your input although conflicting very helpful. With misspelled name on second piece I think we can assume a later period copy of a 16th century SebastiŠn Hernandez blade...
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    The blade might not have been but hilt is...

    The blade might not have been but hilt is Portuguese.
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    Looks like it was made for Portuguese market.

    Looks like it was made for Portuguese market.
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    Spanish repurposed 1728 cavalry blade

    Sword two possibly made from 1728 model cavalry blade.
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    Spanish ?Personal protection sword

    I am seeking information on these two swords.I suspect mid to late 18th century and Spanish and for personal protection. Sword one and similar style in next post. The blade profile appears French...
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    Baltimore Cutlass

    I am researching a cobbled cutlass blade and do not own a Baltimore type. If one of you Gentlemen that has access to a legitimate Baltimore would post specifications for it I would greatly...
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    Were these considered a dagger or naval dirk?

    Were these considered a dagger or naval dirk?
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    German 1880

    I believe these are German and 1880 to 1900 of a similar form.
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    United States Diplomatic style swords

    While a bit outside my scope of US Federal period and Spanish Colonial I was none the less intrigued by these beauties. I made excellent purchases in rare Spanish Colonial and Federal Period pieces...
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    In Revolutionary War IC stood for Independent...

    In Revolutionary War IC stood for Independent Company. It is possible this is from one of those. Eric
  25. M1826 Starr Cutlass

    Most excellent Jerry a beautiful example. Here is one of mine with 25 ≥/16 blade and interesting tidbit on peening. It appears to be a rivet connection.
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