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  1. Leather liners are found on higher end swords and...

    Leather liners are found on higher end swords and have a sewn seam. They must retain their shape by being stiff, something you can't easily replicate and requires a mandrel.
  2. I have read that beech wood was used. Leather...

    I have read that beech wood was used. Leather washers I use a microcrystalline wax to coat the leather. Approx. 1/16 inch thick leather works for officers swords, some are white buff and this works...
  3. Photos of the blade and any markings would...

    Photos of the blade and any markings would greatly help. The deformation of the guard at the pommel suggests it being a softer metal, possibly solid silver, not plated with silver?
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    James click on photos and choose "save image as"...

    James click on photos and choose "save image as" or "save image", if you have an Apple.
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    Bryce those are good points to know. Throats may...

    Bryce those are good points to know. Throats may be modified to keyhole using existing stock.
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    Max does the curve of the blade match the...

    Max does the curve of the blade match the scabbard? Looks like the scabbard cut out for the blade may have been modified for fit as it is cut into the lower screw hole and the left side relieved...
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    Bryce the Reddell scabbard exhibits what appears...

    Bryce the Reddell scabbard exhibits what appears to be cut marks at the throat. Is this cut into the steel or is there a softer insert to protect the blade?
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    My deepest apologies Edward. When much later I...

    My deepest apologies Edward. When much later I saw this post appear it reminded me of the book. I did search several times for the book before commenting. Obviously I've made a terrible mistake....
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    It is the Finnish model 1935, pg 64, #4 in...

    It is the Finnish model 1935, pg 64, #4 in Janzens Notebook. When I can't find a bayonet elsewhere I look to Janzens.
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    The blade is ground from flat stock. Unmarked...

    The blade is ground from flat stock. Unmarked strongly suggests a copy. Here at the bottom of this link states what markings etc. US cutlasses would have:...
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    Magnus "if" you can believe that. Note many of...

    Magnus "if" you can believe that. Note many of his swords have been at Waterloo! I would be cautious about the information found there.
    Max a very nice sword indeed.
  12. Springfield Armoury.

    Springfield Armoury.
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    I agree German made 1866p and therefore no script...

    I agree German made 1866p and therefore no script on the spine. I don't see anything to suggest it is a capture bayonet, no modifications for locking to a German arm and scabbard retains the French...
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    Yes, as of 1858 the EIC was no more and was part...

    Yes, as of 1858 the EIC was no more and was part of the British Army and navy. Not all EIC swords had the lion, some were plain and without provenance impossible to distinguish from British swords...
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    A definitive end date for the EIC was 1857 with...

    A definitive end date for the EIC was 1857 with the Indian Mutiny. Unlikely officers would buy new swords, though attrition would account for the swords going out of service and possibly re hilting....
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    No response, am I out the 50 Euros I sent by...

    No response, am I out the 50 Euros I sent by Paypal?
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    This post reminds me that I have yet to receive...

    This post reminds me that I have yet to receive the French cutlass book Le Sabre d'Abordage
  18. This sword fits the description of a coast guard...

    This sword fits the description of a coast guard sword, ref: British Military Swords by Harvey Withers. A handsome sword in very good condition.
  19. I found one at auction that shows a casting line...

    I found one at auction that shows a casting line and barazing, a modern copy and has identical blade markings ...
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    Dale that is a very attractive pattern of sword....

    Dale that is a very attractive pattern of sword. Are these as long bladed as the French 1816 line cavalry swords?
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    Maker name on blade is a dead giveaway and I...

    Maker name on blade is a dead giveaway and I don't believe I've seen this in any CS weapons reference books. To my eye there seems to be Chinese influence to the hilt, they can't help that as it...
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    Hilt and blade wall hanger quality.

    Hilt and blade wall hanger quality.
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    I've seen early 1821p LC troopers swords marked...

    I've seen early 1821p LC troopers swords marked Woolley & Sargant. I have a 1790's LC sword marked Woolley.
  24. Thread: Rehilts

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    I would assume you have a Wilkinson sword with...

    I would assume you have a Wilkinson sword with 1845p blade?
  25. I had previously posted this cutlass:...

    I had previously posted this cutlass:
    http://www.swordforum.com/vb4/showthread.php?120300-US-1860-Cutlass-Markings-some-Unknown-and-Odd-Serial-Number&highlight=will+mathieson
    serial number 14, can...
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