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  1. Will: In Prussia it was "Ulanen Regiment" not...

    Will: In Prussia it was "Ulanen Regiment" not Lancer...L always means Landsturm or Landwehr in Prussian stampings....

    Dale
  2. Guys: I bought it from Norway, when it arrives,...

    Guys: I bought it from Norway, when it arrives, more pix. I beat the German dealer by minutes, apparently these are quite rare and desirable in the Fatherland..

    I have several scabbards here that...
  3. It is a Prussian Mod 1854, which is a copy of the...

    It is a Prussian Mod 1854, which is a copy of the French.

    According to the German Collectors, it is; 1. Schweres Reserve Reiter Regiment 3. Eskadron Waffe Nr. 141 and lined out: 7. Landwehr...
  4. Prussian Unit marks that are a mystery to me!

    Fellows: At last I have found some unit marks that are a mystery to me. They are on a Prussian Mod 1854 Kürrasier Palosch, it is fairly dirty and not marked a lot, but it is not French as it has 17...
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    DavidR: Feel free to copy my pictures for a guide...

    DavidR: Feel free to copy my pictures for a guide if you are making a new wooden grip...I found a scabbard for US $80.00 on the net, but I do not think it can be sent to GB.

    Dale
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    Will: I have seen period photos of troops on the...

    Will: I have seen period photos of troops on the eastern front, fighting the Russians with subdued sabers, I cannot recall the book, but it was the Feldgendarmerie, IIRC. I have seen no photos of...
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    "Rare" Enamelled Prussian Saber 1916

    OK, here is the Prussian 1916 Ernst Busch saber, this time with pix. It seems to me that about 5% of the WW 1 made Prussian Artillery Sabers, "neuer Art" (n/A) are sometimes painted.

    Most are just...
  8. WW 1 Prussian weapons with wood grips

    Guys: I have managed to accumulate a few of the scarce Prussian wartime edged weapons with expedient wood grips. These are not commonly found.

    As one can see in the photos, I only lack the KS 1852...
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    Bavarian Regulation Pattern

    George: Bavaria had at least 4 patterns authorized for private purchase..I have had them all at one time or another..

    Very rare and nice item!

    Here is the Regulation (Ordnanz) pattern: This is...
  10. Jim: In those days, many Militia members...

    Jim: In those days, many Militia members preferred silver over gold or brass, I am not sure why they did this, but a lot of the edged weapons from that era seem to have silver fittings, rather than...
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    Großlichtenfeld Kadatten Schüle 6th Company weapon ?? Cannot read the number..."FW-66" King and year of acceptance.

    Dale
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    Looks like Christobol Colon on that one...

    Looks like Christobol Colon on that one (Columbus)? Could be a fraternal society.

    Dale
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    Tony: The first one is made by PD Lunenschloss, I...

    Tony: The first one is made by PD Lunenschloss, I do not know for whom. The second one is British, model is unknown to me, I am sure the other fellows here will tell us. VR is Queen Victoria for...
  14. Nice Cutlass. "P GG" means it was inspected by...

    Nice Cutlass. "P GG" means it was inspected by Gert Gansevoort at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. I cannot remember if it was during or after the US Civil War. I suspect that all the cutlasses that were...
  15. Jeff Noll's "T" listing

    Guys: Here is the listing from Jeff's book. Note the block letter (Romanisches Schrift) for Train units, and the Italic T for Telegrafen units...

    This is how one tells the difference in unit...
  16. Guys: I have had the issue sabers just unit...

    Guys: I have had the issue sabers just unit marked, but this one is first I have ever seen in 45+ years...

    Dale
  17. Prussian Telegraph Batt. Drivers' Saber

    Guys: I have all kinds of these etched and blued German Swords, but this is first one I have ever seen for a Prussian Telegraph Battalion Driver. One sees Husar X, Kürrasier Y, Dragoner Z, etc. but...
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    Verein/Association Sabers

    Tony: It was fun posting in my second language...I should find the musterbuch and post the page....Found the book, pix added..

    Bergbau or Mining has the crossed mallets. The rest are listed as...
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    Juan: Carried in a big survival kit in larger...

    Juan: Carried in a big survival kit in larger aircraft, fighter pilots got the folding type with the metal edge protector, that was part of the parachute pack...

    Dale
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    Tony: I had to join a German Language site just...

    Tony: I had to join a German Language site just to find out..I have the 1901 Catalog and wondered what heck was going on with all the "Schlepsäbeln" listed with the Lodge Swords ??? It took a while...
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    Juan; This is why a lot of collectors thought...

    Juan; This is why a lot of collectors thought this some kind of super secret OSS Kris Knife! Carter Rila, some years ago found the contract documents and solved the mystery.

    I think even the least...
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    Tony: You have a "Schleppssäbel" These are not issue, rather private purchase for wear by former or inactive members of the Prussian Army. This is the Artillery version, there are also Cavalry and...
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    ESK 10 Survival Kit Knife

    Guys: While thrashing thru my stuff, looking for a Palosch, I found this item. WW 2 USAAF SE Asia survival kit knife. 328 were procured in 1943-44 for this use.

    Cruver Mfg had the contract and...
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    Guys; It was three year volunteers who were...

    Guys; It was three year volunteers who were allowed to buy their own weapon. Regular conscripts could not, unless the changed their status.

    Conscripts who served honorably were allowed to buy a...
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    One more thing, after 45+ years of looking at...

    One more thing, after 45+ years of looking at these weapons, one finds the Saxon heavy cavalry extra purchase saber the hardest to find, Bavaria and Prussia are a lot easier to locate.

    I have seen...
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