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    My own real interests in the matter have been...

    My own real interests in the matter have been more to distinguish the Ames swords from all the rest. The mention of German examples mimicking this pommel makes me even more curious, as there is...
  2. Thanks Dale. My mind is now much less unsettled...

    Thanks Dale. My mind is now much less unsettled ;)

    The sword shows that not all the money was going towards building a castle.

    Cheers
    GC
  3. Right but I was reading your opening description...

    Right but I was reading your opening description

    " Bavarian Infantry Officers' Sabers, both Model of 1855, one is an early model with the Cypher of Ludwig I, the other is from 1915-18, and has the...
  4. Now I'm confuseled. Didn't Ludwig pass on the...

    Now I'm confuseled. Didn't Ludwig pass on the reins/reign to Max before 1855, abdicating in 1848?
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    Just that quick from Mark Cloke at Old Swords ...

    Just that quick from Mark Cloke at Old Swords

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    "From Espados Espanolas by Vincente Toledo Momparler. A good book for Spanish ID's."

    Cheers
    GC

    https://i.imgur.com/Ix2rZr7.jpg
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    Posting a Whatzit? Danish or Spanish?

    Posting a Whatzit? from a forum board. I know I have seen this somewhere before and iirc, the first half of the 19th century.

    Danish cutlass or Spanish fascine? I just don't recall what the ID...
  7. Thread: Help Identify

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    My example is etched to Maximilian II (reign...

    My example is etched to Maximilian II (reign 1848-1864)

    I have seen some variety in these but your hilt is quite close to mine but with a different etch.

    Cheers
    GC
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    There is an article here ...

    There is an article here

    https://www.oregonknifeclub.org/Newsletter%201204.pdf


    I am unable to remember where I read a more expansive history of these large eagles but it may simply have been...
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    Designs and styles persist. As do French...

    Designs and styles persist. As do French stylings. Here are a couple of spider webs more than 100 years apart.

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    As to the sword in question, I would be looking for marks. ...
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    Try messaging at Facebook, if emails are not...

    Try messaging at Facebook, if emails are not getting responses
    https://www.facebook.com/SwordForum

    I have always gotten replies via FB

    Cheers
    GC
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    As importantly, a picture of the sword.

    As importantly, a picture of the sword.
  12. Thread: Baltimore Show

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    The Fair site shows it as cancelled, also on the...

    The Fair site shows it as cancelled, also on the facebook page
    http://www.marylandstatefair.com/fairgrounds/year-round-events/date/2020/03/21...
  13. Thread: small swords

    by Glen C.
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    I find the Bashford Dean catalogue somewhat...

    I find the Bashford Dean catalogue somewhat useful and Arms&Armor just did a bit on their blog including Washington's sword with the pierced hilt parts. I had recently adopted an example that can be...
  14. The guard is a fascinating assembly of motifs. ...

    The guard is a fascinating assembly of motifs.

    I'd love to know if you can spot G or GG at the base of the blade, under the langet.

    In my image files, I do have a bright etched blade of the...
  15. I wanted to add regarding the scabbard cross...

    I wanted to add regarding the scabbard cross section, my Starr 1818 has that form. Maybe not knife edge like but definitely round on the spine and wedge at the edge.

    Cheers
    GC
  16. one more for now

    one more for now
  17. ......and this guy (there are more) ;)

    ......and this guy (there are more) ;)
  18. How about this one guys? I lost my notes on the...

    How about this one guys? I lost my notes on the auction (some time ago)(gourd, it was a decade ago)

    I've some more I didn't do anything about except save pictures.
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    Try this?...

    Try this?
    https://ersterweltkrieg.bundesarchiv.de/
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    Those are some nice extras!

    Those are some nice extras!
  21. Isn't that still a little less than specific...

    Isn't that still a little less than specific question? Most that I can think of, aside from the gussied up military field models still go back to light dress swords that were around decades before...
  22. Can you be a little more specific as to a...

    Can you be a little more specific as to a timeline and type? Are you addressing the slim degen type of the mid 19th century? The larger sabres? Later 1889 types?

    Curious minds and all that.

    I...
  23. You are very welcome. Welcome aboard.

    You are very welcome. Welcome aboard.
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    Sticky: It seems far too long since there have been...

    It seems far too long since there have been additions to this thread, so I will add these few pictures here. Adopted from a French lady on ebay, this late 18th century cutie is proving somewhat...
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    The priority parcel from last year arrived today....

    The priority parcel from last year arrived today. The smallsword that looked like it was likely silver on brass is actually gold on silver. Very bling in its day.

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    The wire work and...
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