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  1. Mark, No, there is no hole drilled through the...

    Mark, No, there is no hole drilled through the pommel nut.
    Here is a photo of my Victorian Black Watch Sword. As you can see it does have the hole drilled.
  2. Mark, thank you for this really helpful...

    Mark, thank you for this really helpful information. Here are some photos of the sword taken apart, and the top/bottom of the hilt piece.
  3. Thank you gentlemen for both of the replies....

    Thank you gentlemen for both of the replies. Will, I will indeed contact Richard with the link that you kindly provide.
    James, it is very likely that you are right about the VR initials. I know from...
  4. Antique Scottish Basket Hilt Sword

    I recently managed to win a Scottish Basket Hilt Sword at auction. I dont know a lot about them, but have been wanting one over the last couple of years. They are not exactly common here in the U.S.,...
  5. Mr. Braden, what amazing information. Thank you...

    Mr. Braden, what amazing information. Thank you so much for your effort and time. Captain Hughes seems to be an excellent candidate for having carried this sword. Perhaps it was even present at the...
  6. For years I have collected British martial...

    For years I have collected British martial flintlock and percussion weapons. Though I have accumulated a number of British swords over time, it is only recently that I would dignify this process by...
  7. Gentlemen, I am overwhelmed by your kindness in...

    Gentlemen, I am overwhelmed by your kindness in suggesting avenues for researching the initials. More so for the time that several have spent looking at available lists. Please accept my gratitude...
  8. British P-1821 Cavalry Sword (circa 1845)

    This sword was just found at a local outdoor Antique Flea Market. It was very dirty with no scabbard and a sharpened blade that had a number of nicks. It seemed tight and intact with fish or ray skin...
  9. I feel your pain Will. I cant even figure out how...

    I feel your pain Will. I cant even figure out how to use the iPhone to make calls from, much less take pictures. I have a 15 year old digital camera that I know just enough about to operate some of...
  10. Wow! Thanks for the information Max and Will....

    Wow!
    Thanks for the information Max and Will. The information that the ivory 'keeps the uniform from becoming black where it rubs' is really helpful.
    Will, would it be possible to get a picture of...
  11. Will, thank you so much for the reply. I have...

    Will, thank you so much for the reply. I have only been trying to learn about British swords for a couple of years now. My not knowing about a piquet weight sword is not too surprising. I spend a lot...
  12. Possibly a P-1845 British Levee Sword (?)

    I recently acquired this sword on an Internet site. It was advertised as a P-1821 lightened sword, probably used in a diplomatic or Levee capacity. I won the auction for not a lot of money, and found...
  13. Sorry Ben, I went back and enlarged it.

    Sorry Ben, I went back and enlarged it.
  14. Hi Ben, Coincidentally I just got a British...

    Hi Ben, Coincidentally I just got a British Artillery Drivers short sword stamped T.CRAVEN. Here is the photo of the maker marking on the P1796 Heavy.
  15. Here are photos, hopefully suitably reduced from...

    Here are photos, hopefully suitably reduced from 595kb to the under 100kb that is required, I hope they are not too small to see!
  16. Hi Ben, thanks for such a quick response. I do...

    Hi Ben, thanks for such a quick response. I do have a number of photos, which ideally would have accompanied the thread. Unfortunately they ran afoul of the sites cut-off for photo size. Though I am...
  17. British P-1796 Heavy Cavalry Sword

    On Friday I attended the Sturbridge Antique Arms Show with two good friends. It is my favorite show. The Firearm prices have risen considerably over the span of Covid. The Sword and bayonets however,...
  18. Joe, It is nice to hear from you. Not surprising...

    Joe, It is nice to hear from you. Not surprising that you are a member, particularly with the work you have done on the American Eagle swords. I had not understood that the Scottish basket hilt...
  19. Vladimir, Thanks for this really helpful...

    Vladimir, Thanks for this really helpful description. I had no idea how to go about doing any of this. I do think that my Roby is in good enough shape to warrant new wire.
    Best, Charlie
  20. George, I assume that there was some Light...

    George, I assume that there was some Light Cavalry Sabre that was issued along side the M-1840 and prior to the M-1860. My only reference point is knowing that the British had both a heavy and light...
  21. Excellent information, thank you so much....

    Excellent information, thank you so much. Vladimir, your work on the leather and wire of the Roby Sword is very impressive. I notice that mine has a seam in the leather that runs along the bottom of...
  22. Thanks for the response Jim. I only really looked...

    Thanks for the response Jim. I only really looked at the sword this morning when I found some rust on the scabbard. In cleaning and oiling it, I realized that the thing I had always assumed was a...
  23. US Model 1840 or 1860 or something else?

    I have had both of these swords for many years; cant even remember where I got them. I always assumed they were both Model 1860 US Cavalry Swords. a) This was the only model I had ever heard of, and...
  24. Answer to Will about East India Company Markings

    In the recent thread around the Blucher Saber, I had noted that the marking schema on some British weapons can be complex and confusing. I stated that the East India Company at times used the...
  25. Gentlemen, thank you for your thoughts. I agree...

    Gentlemen, thank you for your thoughts. I agree completely with Will's surmise that this is a mismatched combination of a British P-1897 Sword with a Scottish Scabbard.
    James, Thank you for the...
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