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  1. Finally got started! Firstly, I protected the...

    Finally got started!
    Firstly, I protected the original leather liner from the treatment. Nice to see this original feature still present. It was fixed through the tang so must have been assembled...
  2. Finally got started! Firstly, I protected the...

    Finally got started!
    Firstly, I protected the original leather liner from the treatment. Nice to see this original feature still present. It was fixed through the tang so must have been assembled...
  3. Wanted. Brass Sword locket and/or bottom chape for 1796 spadroon

    Wanted. I'm looking for the top locket and/ or bottom brass chape to suit a spadroon from around the 1800 period. It is to complete a 1796 infantry officers scabbard which I am restoring.I would be...
  4. sorry not to reply sooner. I'm sitting on the...

    sorry not to reply sooner. I'm sitting on the sword for present. I hate to rush things. I'll update you when I get started.
  5. Thank you all for your excellent all be it...

    Thank you all for your excellent all be it differing opinions! I think I will go for the lighter touch at first, and spend some time rubbing with oil and steel wool.I'll update you with progress but...
  6. Thanks for your reply. What method do you...

    Thanks for your reply. What method do you suggest?
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    I totally agree. A replica.

    I totally agree. A replica.
  8. Restoration advice please for English 1740 backsword

    Just purchased a 1740 English backsword at a local auction. It is in lovely untouched condition with remains of an original liner but is heavily rusted. I do not want to use anything abrasive other...
  9. yes, a superb work but sorry to sound a damp...

    yes, a superb work but sorry to sound a damp note. I thought some of the illustrations could have been clearer. I hope the subsequent images will be of better quality.
  10. Just an update. I have sent images to a well...

    Just an update. I have sent images to a well known arms auctioneer in Europe and he feels it is Austrian or Hungarian circa 1780 to 1800.
  11. Thank you both for your thoughts. The scabbard...

    Thank you both for your thoughts.
    The scabbard top chape has a slit from the throat six inches down the back edge to facilitate the blade entry and which you see on Persian weapons.I originally...
  12. Am I in the wrong forum? Surprised not to have...

    Am I in the wrong forum?
    Surprised not to have received a reply.
  13. Help identifying and dating possible Russian Niello silver sabre?

    Hi Forum
    Just purchased a silver "niello" stirrup hilted sabre with two langets which I would like to identify.The blade is plane and unmarked but the scabbard has three silver niello looking...
  14. Thank you for responding. I will check out the...

    Thank you for responding. I will check out the link.
  15. Scabbard leather replacement for an 1803 Pattern Infantry Sword

    Help please.
    I am looking for a suitable restorer in the UK who can replace the leather from an 1803 pattern Infantry Officer`s sword. I have all three scabbard mounts but the leather is missing in...
  16. Looking for bottom chape 1822 Gothich hilt scabbard

    Can you please help with locating a bottom chape replacement for a1822 Victorian Gothic Hilt sword scabbard?
    I have attached three images, one of the middle chape the second of the bottom of the...
  17. help please..looking for bottom chape Victorian Gothic Hilt pattern scabbard

    Can you please help with locating a bottom chape replacement for a Victorian Gothic Hilt sword scabbard?
    I have attached two images, one of the middle chape and the second of the bottom of the...
  18. Very old Scottish or German hunting sword?

    I wonder if anyone has an idea of the origin of this dirk/hunting sword with a Scottish connection?
    I think it is an early composite possibly late 18th or early 19th century but would value the...
  19. As to your first question, I was told 25 years...

    As to your first question, I was told 25 years age that the item belonged to the governor general but am now certain that although this could have been true as the weapon is of high quality, the...
  20. David, I am new to the forum and dont seem to be...

    David, I am new to the forum and dont seem to be able to attach images on the Quick Reply.
    The single fullered curved back edged blade is similar to those on the 1803 pattern, the main difference...
  21. I think what you say about Heracles makes more...

    I think what you say about Heracles makes more sense than the
    Robinson Crusoe story I was told when I purchased the item over 25 years ago although he does look like the face on the Robinson Crusoe...
  22. I have checked out the sword and cannot find any...

    I have checked out the sword and cannot find any hallmarks although it is almost 100% certain to be solid silver. Sometimes the hallmarks were underneath and cannot be seen without taking the hilt...
  23. Georgin Silver Hilt Governor St Lucia. Help Please!!

    Can you please help in identifying this unusual similar to the 1803 pattern silver hilted sword reputed to have belonged to the Governor of St Lucia?
    The silver hilt has no hallmarks and has a...
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