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  1. Now that the closest identification has been...

    Now that the closest identification has been found via Crichton-Stuart, the challenge remains to determine which specific Marquess of Bute the gorget may be directly related to...The 1st, 2nd, 3rd or...
  2. Hi Sir Braden! Thanks!! Excellent...

    Hi Sir Braden!

    Thanks!! Excellent information!!! And guess what, your right spot on with another detail...the wyvern is breathing fire from the mouth. Amazing what fine detail one can observe with...
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    I am left breathless....all I can say is...

    I am left breathless....all I can say is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! swords. Nice collection. Those blue-n-gilt blades are fantastic!
  4. To those who may still be interested, it was...

    To those who may still be interested, it was kindly brought to my attention that the two winged creatures beneath the rampant lion are actually wyverns (a winged dragon, with wings, arrow/diamond...
  5. Thank you very much Ben and L. Braden for the...

    Thank you very much Ben and L. Braden for the replies and information. I do greatly appreciate it. Every little bit of information/clue is certainly helpful. Appears we may be on a path to the...
  6. Now, if I can just find a sword with this family...

    Now, if I can just find a sword with this family crest on the blade, this would make for a fine display.
  7. My apologies, I should have mentioned the...

    My apologies, I should have mentioned the dimensions in my previous post.

    Dimensions of mine are:

    Height: 6 1/2"
    Width side-to-side: 7 1/2"
    Thickness: 3/8"
  8. Greg, Many thanks for the reply. Very...

    Greg,

    Many thanks for the reply. Very interesting thought, I never considered it being a horse breast badge.

    The only other example I have ever been able to locate online is the one shown...
  9. Hello Dennis, Could the Morrocan dagger in the...

    Hello Dennis,

    Could the Morrocan dagger in the first photo possibly be of the Koummya family of daggers? just a though.
  10. Greg, Very nice! I am most envious, albeit a...

    Greg,

    Very nice! I am most envious, albeit a cursory search reveals that the Grand Trunk Railway historically had a rail-route that ran through a few U.S. states and in Canada, one of the...
  11. Help needed for identification - Challenging question on artifact - good luck !

    Hello forum members,

    Although I am a sword collector at heart, I came across an item that is most intriguing and I do not know which forum to post it in. So, as we all might generally do, we...
  12. Interesting flex in that blade Glen. How much...

    Interesting flex in that blade Glen. How much angle of deflection is that?...and at which point/length from the tip does the flexion point begin? I would guess blade geometry comes into play and the...
  13. Just an f.y.i. for fellow forum members for...

    Just an f.y.i. for fellow forum members for anyone interested, I was able to find a website that appears to be resourceful for Romanian crest information:
    https://www.fotw.info/flags/ro).html

    I...
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    Wholly WOW!!! my jaw just hit the floor viewing...

    Wholly WOW!!! my jaw just hit the floor viewing that sword of yours. Now that is a VERY interesting sword! I love that blade!!!! and damascus to boot too! Excellent piece and truly a keeper to stay...
  15. Hello George and thank you kindly for the...

    Hello George and thank you kindly for the information, greatly appreciated.

    Admittedly, this sword is certainly‘outside’ my normal area of interest/expertise, but it looked so unique that I had to...
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    Hello Norman, If I may, present a theory...

    Hello Norman,

    If I may, present a theory regarding the file marks III/\ that appear on the blade spine. Just food-for-thought as they say:

    The intentional file marks on the back spine of your...
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    Last few photos:
  18. One more photo of blade tip type:

    One more photo of blade tip type:
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    A few more photos:
  20. Romania Carlos I sword with paperback blade - Question

    Hello forum members and Happy New Year to everyone.

    I am wondering if anyone can help me with any additional information regarding this Romanian sword.

    The pipe-back with false back-edge tip...
  21. Will, Thank you as well too! for sharing...

    Will,

    Thank you as well too! for sharing information and an excellent photo of an extremely nice looking iron hilt Bandsman sword. I can only imagine that maybe the iron hilt versions are not...
  22. Ben, Interesting information and GREAT photos!...

    Ben,

    Interesting information and GREAT photos! Thank you so very much for sharing. Yes, I will certainly share more information regarding the sword when it arrives....hopefully sometime soon. I...
  23. British Bandsman Sword - Tudor Rose motif? I am confused on this one.

    Hello kind forum members.

    I hope someone can help me with understanding the reason for use and also of the timeframe/era that the Tudor Rose motif was used for British weaponry?

    I specifically...
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    Merry Christmas to all. Have a safe and enjoyable...

    Merry Christmas to all. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday.
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    Hello again, Matt, thank you for sharing your...

    Hello again,

    Matt, thank you for sharing your thoughts and experience about collecting the very early era swords ( i.e. rapiers, broadswords, Oakeshott types etc.) I would need to slowly...
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