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  1. Thanks Matt, Very useful reference material....

    Thanks Matt,

    Very useful reference material. Great job.

    Rob
  2. Matt, I am saddened to only see this posting...

    Matt,

    I am saddened to only see this posting today, as I spent all of last week in New Brunswick, having flown into Moncton on Sunday, driven to Miramichi and ultimately ended up in Fredericton,...
  3. To further validate Richard's concerns, here is...

    To further validate Richard's concerns, here is my 14th LD sword with identical markings to his, supporting the idea that all swords were marked in a similar fashion.

    Rob
    144549
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    Missed it too. I offered to buy and collect, but...

    Missed it too. I offered to buy and collect, but Max was already enroute from Kinston.

    Rob
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    It's leather wrapped wood.

    It's leather wrapped wood.
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    Since this thread first came out I've picked up...

    Since this thread first came out I've picked up my all-time brute, easily beating out the 1796 HC, 1811 Blucher and my Italian 1860. Actual origin is still unknown, but my 1796 LC has an inferiority...
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    Looks fine to me. Rob

    Looks fine to me.

    Rob
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    Couldn't resist...the most famous of officer's...

    Couldn't resist...the most famous of officer's carrying the wrong sword.

    Rob

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    Thanks all

    Thanks all
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    Acquisition going to a better home

    About a year ago I came across a listing on eBay for a Canadian Artillery Officer's sword that peeked my interest due to the fact it was associated with a historic unit in my city of Ottawa. Of all...
  11. Thought I would share my earlier example, with...

    Thought I would share my earlier example, with blade etched to the Rifle Regiment. Although the cartouche surround is plain, you'll note the different style of horn.

    Rob
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    Morgan, Regarding your sword, my feeling is...

    Morgan,

    Regarding your sword, my feeling is that it is a composite, the blade (to my eye) being from a 1796 Infantry officer's sword. Although often seen with lighter blades, many are found with...
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    Morgan, The sword Will showed is indeed one of...

    Morgan,

    The sword Will showed is indeed one of pics. The sword has often been referred to as the 1780 Light Dragoon "Pattern", and I put the pattern in quotes as I think that point is often up...
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    Nigel, As David said, it all happens to us...

    Nigel,

    As David said, it all happens to us once. If it's any consolation, I too bought a mameluke that i thought was original, only to have the keen eyes on this forum point out my mistake. ...
  15. cylinders are another story..they definitely...

    cylinders are another story..they definitely don't like those!
  16. Dan, Although you might have run into problems...

    Dan,

    Although you might have run into problems with some types of shipping options, to my knowledge CanadaPost has not changed their policy regarding length. Just this week shipped a 41" sword...
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    Lucy Lawless, of Xena and Spartacus fame, used to...

    Lucy Lawless, of Xena and Spartacus fame, used to be a collector. I once saw an interview with her in her home with an impressive splay of swords on the wall behind her.

    Rob
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    In reading May & Annis' "Sword for Sea Service"...

    In reading May & Annis' "Sword for Sea Service" this morning I note they refer to it as the back-piece.
  19. John, Why would Bryan's heraldic description...

    John,

    Why would Bryan's heraldic description add names? I'm fascinated in knowing how you were so quickly able to associate family names based on the device.


    Rob
  20. Sorry for delay in responding gents, PC and...

    Sorry for delay in responding gents, PC and camera gremlins.

    As promised, here are some additional pictures. Sadly I don't think the Proof lug will be too much help as it is quite worn.
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  21. Thanks for your quick assistance Jonathan. I'm...

    Thanks for your quick assistance Jonathan.

    I'm shocked by the number of family names that use the gryphon as their crest or coat-of-arms. I expected a few however this list is staggering.

    My...
  22. Family crest assistance on British Artillery sword

    Good afternoon all,

    I have a British 1821 Artillery Officer's Pattern that I am hoping I might associate with the officer who owned it. Trouble is I'm not sure what the family crest on the blade...
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    Agreed, Despite the potential description...

    Agreed,

    Despite the potential description anomaly I see nothing wrong with this sword.

    Rob
  24. Joe, Many of the Italian swords from this...

    Joe,

    Many of the Italian swords from this period were in fact made in Germany, and therefore you might start looking there. Technically the window for these swords is fairly tight (having been...
  25. Adam, One of our fellow members has written a...

    Adam,

    One of our fellow members has written a series of articles on the 1796 LC (and its variants) which can be found here Swords & Pistols Site. He has additionally written an article entitled...
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