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  1. 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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    I don't know if Mark gets the emails but the addy...

    I don't know if Mark gets the emails but the addy is active. I have had contact only through Facebook.
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    I first noticed it the end of October last year...

    I first noticed it the end of October last year and Mark did pop up in a thread here and then to me in fb mentioning it as the move on or about 10/21.



    The last I've read on the matter, aside...
  6. Does a magnet stick to the wire? It has the look...

    Does a magnet stick to the wire? It has the look of iron. I have a sword with single strand copper but that is fairly evident. Many metals will darken, so without the sword in hand, it could be...
  7. Bodley & Etty 1840 1857 Lombard St, London

    I am posting this one up in proxy, as the fellow has wandered into some other boards but is unable to register here at the moment.


    Wilkinson No Plug- Dress Sword?

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    New Members and site complications.

    At the risk of seeming foolish, I find I must no longer refer folk to joining SFI. I have made several referrals to this site since the last new member was vetted in October.

    While still an...
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    The etch seems German to me, with the...

    The etch seems German to me, with the balls/circles below the baseline. Just as we see etched dirks, I wouldn't eliminate the possibility that the form is true to its original grind but the base...
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    Very cool

    Very cool
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    Another interesting sword. A question/wonder I...

    Another interesting sword.

    A question/wonder I have is the blade decoration of gilt regarding a timeline. The eaglehead pommel could be a composite but I would not think so of the sword lasted...
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    Yes, I flubbed this from the start. I had saved...

    Yes, I flubbed this from the start. I had saved the auction for some time and had known it to be USCG and when I had first seen the listing had made a mental note to ping Rick because the USCG...
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    Semper Paratus I have my branch of service...

    Semper Paratus

    I have my branch of service confused of course


    Call me a half wit, as at least I got the company right ?8^)~

    Cheers
    GC
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    For reference, my palm is 4.5" wide and I wear US...

    For reference, my palm is 4.5" wide and I wear US sz 12-13 gloves.

    I watched the sword get relisted and decided it would be a worthy addition.

    I have a smallsword stalled in customs (or lost to...
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    I'm not sure which Horstmann USMC thread is the...

    I'm not sure which Horstmann USMC thread is the most appropriate for this addition but I wanted to get this eagle up while I was thinking about it. It might also be useful for any of the dating and...
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    Returning to this one (with foot in mouth) I...

    Returning to this one (with foot in mouth) I return to this thread regrading a hilt type. Convinced there were never any Osborn type eagles with the hilt, I railed on that it must be impossible to...
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    I suppose the best old blade in terms of...

    I suppose the best old blade in terms of condition is an as new 1909 Argentine short sword. A couple of other swords but one a modern Del Tin 2132 and another an additional Ames militia sword. Two...
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    Merry Christmas!

    https://i.imgur.com/7zIimsL.jpg
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    My only other thought on the "double V" W is that...

    My only other thought on the "double V" W is that they might denote Weyersberg, even though the blade may also be stamped as the norm. Let me check some files I have saved, or indeed is in Furr's...
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    I stand by my evidences that show Widmann was...

    I stand by my evidences that show Widmann was importing both entire swords and major parts such as blades. I don't really have anything else to offer re the US Marines patterns, as outlined by...
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    Yes, during email discussion before posting, I...

    Yes, during email discussion before posting, I had come across some Swiss influences

    https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/a-sabre-with-lion-head-shaped-pommel-723-c-7651aed86d...
  22. Thread: Makers mark

    by Glen C.
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    I have a sword with the same cutler's mark and...

    I have a sword with the same cutler's mark and our Dan R identified it as Georges Léon. I have no information aside from that except the timeline of mine was of the Second Empire period and with a...
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    We often see these twin moons on kaskara/saif of...

    We often see these twin moons on kaskara/saif of northern Africa. I would vote for a repurposed cut down blade.

    http://www.swordforum.com/vb4/showthread.php?46098-Twin-Crescent-Moon-Makers-Mark
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    Eric's thoughts on the hilt shape are spot on. ...

    Eric's thoughts on the hilt shape are spot on. Some are debatable as to stirrup or or P but to me, as soon as you see a "dent" or bulge in the profile, I'd usually not call such a stirrup. D guards...
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    So, that works internally but not from outside. ...

    So, that works internally but not from outside.

    Let's try an arrow

    http://www.swordforum.com/forums/images/icons/icon2.png

    Nope

    Note all the missing icons
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