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    There's a start Will.

    There's a start Will.
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    So F who?

    So F who?
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    F for? L for Ludwig of Bavaria is found on a...

    F for? L for Ludwig of Bavaria is found on a number of swords and would fit the blade's blue&gilt etch of the 1820s-1830s

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    Disregarding the scabbard, the hexagonal blade form also of the...
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    dupe/delete

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    That's an interesting sword in several regards. ...

    That's an interesting sword in several regards. It almost seems to have more French use attributes than as a typical US eaglehead pommel. The angels with acanthus wreath with a gladius in the...
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    I've been meaning to open the Hamilton, Kaplan...

    I've been meaning to open the Hamilton, Kaplan and Marino book, as I seem to recall seeing this version pictured and described there....
  7. Thread: Donkey Foot?

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  8. Thread: Donkey Foot?

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    So, donkey foot to describe the...

    So, donkey foot to describe the plates/counterguard (rather than kidney or lobate) and anneletes for the rings. Makes sense but terms that will forever be confusil.

    Cheers
    GC
  9. Thread: Proof Mark

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    Windlass Steelcrafts owns and controls more than...

    Windlass Steelcrafts owns and controls more than one source, most in India.
  10. Hi Tim This is the British entity and group vs...

    Hi Tim

    This is the British entity and group vs the American Boston group. Hence the U, such as in colour. I see far fewer references to the British sword vs the Boston swords. There have been...
  11. Congratulations Will

    Congratulations Will
  12. Thoughts On A British 1821 Artillery Sword?

    I'm asking for a fellow posting elsewhere and tech compromised. He may register but I'll put these up for him.
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    Looks earlier than later to me but I...
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    Yes, a cutler's mark but we seem to lack the...

    Yes, a cutler's mark but we seem to lack the texts to relate who it is. Maybe Dan R or another passing by with the French books will chance to see it.

    Cheers
    GC
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    I am probably wrong and just seeing things. ...

    I am probably wrong and just seeing things. Having downloading the image, cropped, enlarged and looked again, you are likely right.

    Cheers
    GC
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    The Ambras wall display shows examples with the...

    The Ambras wall display shows examples with the plates on both sides.

    RE Weyersburg vs Wundes, I must have an extraordinary example of a blade, as I would imagine having encountered many examples...
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    Thanks Ivan, I'll definitely take your thoughts...

    Thanks Ivan, I'll definitely take your thoughts into consideration. What date would you place on it?

    Cheers
    GC
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    It is interesting that you would bring up the...

    It is interesting that you would bring up the Mexican connection, as it was a standing joke here for awhile. The heart counterguard on mine appears over the course of two centuries and has been seen...
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    Any etching on the blade may be a helpful clue. ...

    Any etching on the blade may be a helpful clue. Has the peen been disturbed (picture please)? Is the ring brazed or open ended?

    Of my own stuff, the narrower blades with a more linear distal...
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    With sabre in hand and with a book some four...

    With sabre in hand and with a book some four inches thick open, Forgeng's attribution was Swedish. Your hilt though does seem quite early though. The Bezdek pages shown in the recent Wundes thread...
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    Your blade mark is quite similar to my mid 18th...

    Your blade mark is quite similar to my mid 18th century sabre, a sword attributed to Sweden circa 1750 by the director of the Higgins Armory (Jeff Forgeng) museum

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    My hunch is...
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    Or, simply moving the ring to the inside. We...

    Or, simply moving the ring to the inside. We know we see this and I don't necessarily note that on any other tampering.

    As to Wells and Upson attributes, the operative word here would be...
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    While I don't agree that it is associated with...

    While I don't agree that it is associated with Wells, a maple grip might certainly have been put together in the colonies/early US.

    It was a good score and I'm glad I wasn't bidding against you. ...
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    It appears to be an earlier fashion than mine and...

    It appears to be an earlier fashion than mine and the pommel definitely of an older type. It has been pointed out with both of my Wundes marked swords that the blades were affixed by various...
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    I'm being lazy but I believe it is in the...

    I'm being lazy but I believe it is in the Hamilton, Kaplan and Marino fraternal book. I have a different example for the group in my files. I'll check in awhile.

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    There is the world swords price guide from Harvey...

    There is the world swords price guide from Harvey Withers, published in 2006.

    There is Tom Nardi's price guide for some US swords.

    I am sure, as a militaria dealer, you are familiar with...
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