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    Shrink them to 100 KB first.

    Shrink them to 100 KB first.
  2. Yes indeed.

    Yes indeed.
  3. Ames sword

    And here is your mark. Better photos help. Eric
  4. Inspected by ADK, Andrew D. King 1840 to 1865. US...

    Inspected by ADK, Andrew D. King 1840 to 1865. US issue marked to 1863 with the dish pan front guard so definitely US made. Grip leather and wire intact as well as scabbard washer. Can't read maker...
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    Old Swords .com

    Old Swords .com is a great asset to sword collectors. If you think you have the bug you may want to sign up. It is very inexpensive and is always a great start researching makers.
  6. 18th century British Infantry hanger

    In this time he would have been British so possibly a British infantry hanger would be in order. Eric
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    I am sure your right, after all if it was...

    I am sure your right, after all if it was Catholic there would be a Pope and a Knight on it.
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    I would think 20th century fraternal of some sort...

    I would think 20th century fraternal of some sort possibly Knights of Columbus. Eric
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    I think its a carps tongue point and a quill back...

    I think its a carps tongue point and a quill back blade.
  10. Ames marks are very interesting and can yeild...

    Ames marks are very interesting and can yeild lots of information. Nathans tendency to change marks often and indeed use different maker marks for various reasons is a valuable marker. Eric
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    I cannot see it clearly and lack knowledge in...

    I cannot see it clearly and lack knowledge in these fraternal swords but black grip seems to be more often Knights of Columbus or KKK. When did the double top suspension ring come into style? Eric
  12. If it was CT possibly but it is C.T so I for one...

    If it was CT possibly but it is C.T so I for one would doubt it. With the US stamp it is most likely a US certified inspector. There were many unnamed and forgotten inspectors of this era. I believe...
  13. This is an Ames "replica" it is only a fake...

    This is an Ames "replica" it is only a fake because someone is trying to sell it as an original. These are for sale new and I think sell for 125 to 150 range for reenactment. The high dome and m1840...
  14. Super nice withe the boat guard. I have a similar...

    Super nice withe the boat guard. I have a similar blade. Eric
  15. The original leather wrap appears to be in place...

    The original leather wrap appears to be in place albeit thin and dried out which it should be to some extent. The wire in my opinion is modern and to big and almost certainly a rewrap. The sword over...
  16. This might be helpful. Looks kind of like the...

    This might be helpful. Looks kind of like the type one but could be a repo possibly as it looks in fantastic shape.
    https://boardingaxe.com/america.html
    Eric
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    That is an interesting idea Will to get the aged...

    That is an interesting idea Will to get the aged feel and look for an antique type grip. I have used a light bulb but it does not quite get it done. I will have to try it. Eric
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    I think perhaps Mr. Patton subscribed to that...

    I think perhaps Mr. Patton subscribed to that thought process.
  19. Nice sword Tonyo, Looks like British etch to me...

    Nice sword Tonyo, Looks like British etch to me but I fumble etching. The hilt has a precise Solingen look even with British balls, not so ornate as the rococo examples. I would love to see crest,...
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    The blades are surplus Civil War so at least 150....

    The blades are surplus Civil War so at least 150. I was wrong I thought Bannerman put them together. Eric
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    If I might but in, what is the "M" on the...

    If I might but in, what is the "M" on the ricasso? Inspector or maker? Eric
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    How far do you recon from Wyoming?

    How far do you recon from Wyoming?
  23. Will, that is a pretty blade. Not my area but...

    Will, that is a pretty blade. Not my area but still what a beautiful blade. Eric
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    Mexican Sword late 19th

    Tonyo it is perhaps one of these late 19th Mexican swords they came in variations but all had m1840 type grip and hilt. Many call them cavalry and some a cutlass but due to short blade and apparent...
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    When I first picked up a WWII German piece I...

    When I first picked up a WWII German piece I thought a sword,a dagger and a bayonet. I did not relize the variations in all three. It is complex and very interesting. Eric
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