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  1. Mole sword #M2673 is an 1895p infantry officers...

    Mole sword #M2673 is an 1895p infantry officers sword. This is the highest number I've seen for 1895. Is there a dedicated post to Mole serial numbers?
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    Been a while since this was posted. I have seen...

    Been a while since this was posted. I have seen a thinned blade on a 1892p HHC sword though some of their trooper swords were used by officers possibly as fighting swords.
    In Robsons it mentions...
  3. Should be larger

    Should be larger
  4. You'll find him listed as Gover John J in lower...

    You'll find him listed as Gover John J in lower right corner of page
  5. Thanks Charlie for this, I can see there being...

    Thanks Charlie for this, I can see there being some confusion with a crown marking especially when they have been corroded. Nice to see the whole set of EIC markings.
    There should be plenty of...
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    I know little about japanese swords but this does...

    I know little about japanese swords but this does appear to have age and quality unlike modern fantasy swords. Definitely need such a sword in hand to make a proper conclusion as to just what this...
  7. It is interesting that the unplated guard shows...

    It is interesting that the unplated guard shows wear from polish over the years, the crown and VR has lost its finer details. Scabbard is plated which only confirms a mismatch.
  8. You have a British 1897p infantry officers sword...

    You have a British 1897p infantry officers sword with mismatched Scottish scabbard.
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    EIC used the sectioned heart as an ownership...

    EIC used the sectioned heart as an ownership marking. If what you say looks the same as British govt. insp. markings then I probably missed identifying them. Do you have examples you can post, I'd be...
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    EIC did not use British govt. inspection markings...

    EIC did not use British govt. inspection markings but did use 4/N, the N being in script.
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    George that's an impressive collection, your...

    George that's an impressive collection, your favourite one?
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    It seems FB forums for swords etc. are doing well...

    It seems FB forums for swords etc. are doing well and quicker to sell items. The different forums interlink with your messages.
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    May be "D" for Duckett.

    May be "D" for Duckett.
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    It is a close call between a RHG 1912p named...

    It is a close call between a RHG 1912p named officers swords and a general officers sword of an officer in the 9th Foot, Norfolk. Only because my interest in earlier history do I choose the general...
  15. I have overlooked the fact that the guard of this...

    I have overlooked the fact that the guard of this RHG sword is approximately 3x the thickness of the 1908p troopers and has no rolled edges. With the blade being longer than the 1908p it shares...
  16. 1912p Wilkinson Sword, Royal Horse Guards. E.W. Mitchell

    A new addition is this 1912p Wilkinson sword 50735 of the Royal Horse Guards. Etched in a banner on the blade is the name E.W. Mitchell. I have not found much info about him though he was MiD in WW1...
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    Many British swords have their centre of...

    Many British swords have their centre of percussion spot etched on the spine, the optimal point for the cut.
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    Javier being deceived in this collecting area is...

    Javier being deceived in this collecting area is nothing new and anyone who seriously collects have had the same or similar happen to them. Decades ago I saw a nice British naval sword. The dealer...
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    I was looking at the photos and made the same...

    I was looking at the photos and made the same conclusion Ivan did before I saw his comment. Another hint is poor photos are no longer the norm, anyone with a cell phone can take very clear photos.
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    Dale a very good looking sword. Always like multi...

    Dale a very good looking sword. Always like multi fullered blades. Made just in time for the Franco Prussian War!
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    In 1901 scabbards were revised with steel...

    In 1901 scabbards were revised with steel mouthpiece but no other steel mounts. Pg 168 Robsons revised edition. The scabbards were introduced in 1899. The officer may well have gotten a new scabbard...
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    Just a shot in the dark but could it have been...

    Just a shot in the dark but could it have been used for knighting someone? It's too ornate and well made for theatre and with the intentional dull tip?
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    You haven't pictured the scabbard, but the...

    You haven't pictured the scabbard, but the leather with metal drag and throat was only around for a couple years. Later leather scabbards have only a metal mouth or no metal. It was not usual for an...
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    Guy I found Shaw family crests with...

    Guy I found Shaw family crests with griffins/eagle on the shield with a quick google. http://www.irishsurnames.com/cgi-bin/gallery.pl?name=shaw&capname=Shaw&letter=s
    I don't see any opposing marks...
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    James your efforts resulted in a very presentable...

    James your efforts resulted in a very presentable sword!
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