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    Drury bought the shop on 32 Strand in 1771......

    Drury bought the shop on 32 Strand in 1771... There was a William Drury working as a gold smith on 32 Strand, London in the 1820s and William and his son were cutlers as well into the 1840s at 32...
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    Here is a very similar one marked to Drury Cutler...

    Here is a very similar one marked to Drury Cutler 32 Strand London ...
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    Looks very English to me around 1800......

    Looks very English to me around 1800...
    http://swordlinks.com/courtswords/p21.html
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    Check out this video at about 30 minute mark for...

    Check out this video at about 30 minute mark for how the groves are made on a shashka https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmdWhVhpXWI&t=2182s
    Using a type of sen to carve hi on Japanese swords......
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    Some fullers are also made using a special...

    Some fullers are also made using a special cutting tool like a large graver...
  6. I can't see the pic of your sword but WKC stands...

    I can't see the pic of your sword but WKC stands for Weyersberg Kirshbaum and company.... located in Solingen, Germany. Their hallmark is a knights helmet
  7. When I was in ROTC at Miami University we had two...

    When I was in ROTC at Miami University we had two board to which about two dozen brass hilted US Navy cutlasses were affixed.
  8. good point... Switzerland has been a...

    good point... Switzerland has been a confederation for about 500 years.
  9. No 10 looks like a Bauernwehr or Messer...

    No 10 looks like a Bauernwehr or Messer...
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    Raymond's quiet press has Viking sword castings

    Raymond's quiet press has Viking sword castings
  11. I would get a sidesword from DarkwoodArmory.com...

    I would get a sidesword from DarkwoodArmory.com http://www.darkwoodarmory.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=2_6&zenid=d4heceplecgt29o8gofkcpj1q3 and your training books from Freelance Academy...
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    Probably someone got this off fleabay (sacred...

    Probably someone got this off fleabay (sacred sword of Luristan or some such)... realized it was a SLO and heaved it into the waters hoping a mermaid might reach out and turn it into a real sword.
  13. Switzerland... maybe a diplomats court sword.

    Switzerland... maybe a diplomats court sword.
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    Very nice work. Both in the forming and polishing.

    Very nice work. Both in the forming and polishing.
  15. some were even made with ivory mounts... can't...

    some were even made with ivory mounts... can't tell from the picture.
  16. These bone mounted swords were made in Japan....

    These bone mounted swords were made in Japan. Lots of them came back as souveniers with Soldiers post WWII. They rarely have good blades in them but do have a collectors following in themselves if...
  17. You might ask Manucher about this one... I think...

    You might ask Manucher about this one... I think that is probably Persian writing on the blade. Nice example. The only thing I would do with this one is a light coat of gun oil on the blade. Store it...
  18. depends where you are located... but Tom Nardi...

    depends where you are located... but Tom Nardi does great work. http://swordrestorationtn.com/
  19. Brought to you by the ASS (American Smallsword...

    Brought to you by the ASS (American Smallsword Symposium)

    http://smallsword4us.weebly.com/links-to-online-texts.html
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    Never mind, I don't think that is a Museum Rep...

    Never mind, I don't think that is a Museum Rep 1860.
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    For shagreen you want to go with the cheap hides...

    For shagreen you want to go with the cheap hides and the expensive ones for Japanese work will have large nodes and will be thicker and stiffer if you order them from Japan. I have ordered from...
  22. Their site says the do restauration work... I...

    Their site says the do restauration work... I would assume they mean send them the sword and they will do the work...
  23. Another option would be to see if you could get...

    Another option would be to see if you could get new parts from Pooley... http://pooleysword.com/en/Highland_Broadsword
  24. I bet if you contacted someone like Paul...

    I bet if you contacted someone like Paul McDonald... he would be able to help you with that problem, he does lots of restaurations. http://www.macdonaldarms.com/armoury/
  25. Most of what we call rifleman's knives into the...

    Most of what we call rifleman's knives into the 1810s were usually repurpused kitchen knives as that was available. Not saying there were no daggers or other knives... Just most of the sparse...
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