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    I would love to have my collection with original...

    I would love to have my collection with original knots on each sword but it seems most swords are stripped of their knots before sold. Many reenactor websites have repops which will do in a pinch. ...
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    Hi Matthew, I'm sure Dale will chime in soon. ...

    Hi Matthew, I'm sure Dale will chime in soon. Based on Jeff Noll's book on Imperial German Regimental Markings your sword was issued to the 9th Pferd-Depot der Train-Abteilung, 58th man.
    In english...
  3. Happy New Year everyone! I want to thank you...

    Happy New Year everyone! I want to thank you James and Will for attempting to decode my sword, you are both AWESOME! Apologies for the iffy photos, I've attached a better lit pic of the initials on...
  4. Here's a picture of the inside of the hilt. ...

    Here's a picture of the inside of the hilt.

    Greg
  5. British Pattern 1895 Infantry Officer Sword

    Hi all, procrastinating today with work stuff so thought I'd share an interesting project sword I've had for a few years. I bought this sword as a space filler for a 1895 Pattern Infantry Officers...
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    Lovely sword Mel, a nice Imperial naval blade is...

    Lovely sword Mel, a nice Imperial naval blade is on my 2020 list!

    Greg
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    Hi all, 2019 was a GREAT year of acquisitions for...

    Hi all, 2019 was a GREAT year of acquisitions for my collection. I think I've finally established a focus for my collection of edged weapons - Infantry pattern swords associated with Canada...
  8. Man, that a NICE sword. It crys for just a...

    Man, that a NICE sword. It crys for just a little TLC to remove the active rust. Nice Catch!
  9. Thanks Dale! G

    Thanks Dale!

    G
  10. Imperial German Finger Loop - Die Fingerschlaufe

    Hi all and especially those of us who collect Imperial German swords. Does anyone have the leather pattern for reproducing the leather finger loop (Die Fingerschlaufe)? I have several swords where...
  11. Hi Matt, I think your sword is an 1803 Flank...

    Hi Matt, I think your sword is an 1803 Flank Officers sword. These were intended for the then new "Light Infantry" companies attached to regular infantry regiments. Tactically, they were raised to...
  12. Of course! Thanks Glen!

    Of course! Thanks Glen!
  13. I'd like to thank Wayne, Richard, Glen and GC for...

    I'd like to thank Wayne, Richard, Glen and GC for chiming in on my post. I'm profoundly happy that my sword is not a pedestrian example but an earlier one, Pre-WW1. Can I ask what "ACW" is? Is...
  14. US Navy Officers Sword - a Few Questions

    Hi All, I picked up this UN Navy Officers Sword, Pattern 1854 and I'd confirmation on what I've discovered about it. I'd like to thank the many collector who've shared their examples on the Forum,...
  15. Thanks Dale.

    Thanks Dale.
  16. Prussian IOD 89 Transition Sword (Infanterie-offizierdegen 1889)

    Hi all, I thought I'd share a scacer variant of the common Prussian Infantry Officers Sword, Pattern 1819. I bought this sword primarily due to the post-war, Weimar era hilt. The sword came as one...
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    Dale, I would love to see better pics of the...

    Dale, I would love to see better pics of the sword, please?

    Greg
  18. Hi all, I had a request to update and perhaps a...

    Hi all, I had a request to update and perhaps a repost of my 2018 favourite purchase. Here it is and thanks again for all the help I had in determining the original owner!

    Greg
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    I had a wonderful year of collecting, finding a...

    I had a wonderful year of collecting, finding a stunning Grenadier Foot Guards of Canada Officer's sword by Pillin, an 1892 British Infantry Officers by Wilkinson with the transitional blade and my...
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    There is a relatively new book on the "The...

    There is a relatively new book on the "The Infantrie-offizierdegen 1889 and its' variants by Peter Hartmann and Reiner Herrmann ISBN978-3-613-02955-2. It's the only dedicated book specifically...
  21. HI Derek, is the sword a artillery or cavalry...

    HI Derek, is the sword a artillery or cavalry sword, I cant tell from the photo. I would look at cavalry or artillery regiments that have a large W as a regimental distinction.

    Greg
  22. Thanks Jordan for the documents! A big shout out...

    Thanks Jordan for the documents! A big shout out to you and Kevin Joynt, a friend on FB who was able to provide additional details of William Bicknell Coney. He was Christened 25 Feb 1857 at...
  23. WOW! What a fantastic post! Thank you so much...

    WOW! What a fantastic post! Thank you so much Mike for doing the search for me! This may be the subject for a new post, how do you do these searches? Is there a web-based search engine or you...
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    Hi William, Magnus, I'm done all the electrical...

    Hi William, Magnus, I'm done all the electrical and plumbing, putting up the insulation and boards next week. Slotwall is heavier than typical wall board but less messy as it's manufactured from...
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    Hi guys, I'm in the process of building my...

    Hi guys, I'm in the process of building my office/man cave and have decided on installing slotwall. For me it looks better than peg board or putting holes in finished walls.
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