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  1. Imperial Service Corps.

    Imperial Service Corps.
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    During the 1800s there was an attempt to convert...

    During the 1800s there was an attempt to convert the regiment to light cavalry, and various appropriate changes to uniform were made, however this change did not come to fruition, leaving various...
  3. I have looked through the Etchers note books and...

    I have looked through the Etchers note books and two Fancy initials are there ! However neither are annotated with a name or date but they are exactly as the finished etching on your sword.
    I was...
  4. The etch you describe was used by Mole and Mole...

    The etch you describe was used by Mole and Mole only put a brass Proof slug in some of his better and Best swords.

    contract swords like this one just have the etching as your blade shows.
  5. Wilkinson Sword only made Swords at their factory...

    Wilkinson Sword only made Swords at their factory in the UK.
    They did not contract out or buy in swords from anyone else or any other country.

    Wilkinsons did make US swords mainly for Russell;...
  6. The number corresponds to the year 1990 so can be...

    The number corresponds to the year 1990 so can be researched
  7. Sword made by Wilkinson in1973 The number...

    Sword made by Wilkinson in1973
    The number would be available for checking the name of owner of where the sword was shipped.

    Edited by RWL -Fef to Coronation rubbish!!!
  8. The so called Fibre board is in fact mounded Fish...

    The so called Fibre board is in fact mounded Fish skin which was welted and mounded over the wood grip, tied with cord and left to try and then stuck to the wood grip before being wired and then...
  9. You are 9in Luck!!!!!!! Sword 49742 went to...

    You are 9in Luck!!!!!!!

    Sword 49742 went to General Electric Co. 4 August 1915.

    So one presumes the recipient worked for GE and was leaving for the Army - Just a guess

    Regards
    Robert
  10. I am trying some other avenues and see what I can...

    I am trying some other avenues and see what I can come up with. I'll let you know
    Robert
  11. I have been through the Etcher's Note books and...

    I have been through the Etcher's Note books and drawings but cannot find anything matching the etched lettering you mention. As this was done by hand I doubt whether a pull of the etch was ever...
  12. The sword dumber dates the sword circa 1916 ...

    The sword dumber dates the sword circa 1916 period.
    (Swords for WW1 were numbered from 4401 (1914 to 5463 (1917)

    As you sat the Hexagon Proof slug denotes a Best Quality Sword
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    All he information from the Etch Plates implies...

    All he information from the Etch Plates implies is that Wilkinson supplied swords to J Whatson
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    You have choice of two! Watson & Co, Army...

    You have choice of two!


    Watson & Co, Army Contractors, Port Elizabeth
    Watson &Co, 50 Strad St, Calcutta

    Both also had other shops but no address available.

    The above are from the...
  15. As by the Hexagon Proof mark it is a Wilkinson...

    As by the Hexagon Proof mark it is a Wilkinson BEST sword and as such would expect a number . as you say there is NO number and the other official markings I think iy may be a best sword diverted...
  16. The Criminal Justice Act 1988 (Offensive Weapons)...

    The Criminal Justice Act 1988 (Offensive Weapons) Order 1988, ISBN 0-11-088019-6 also made it illegal to trade in sword canes in the United Kingdom. However, antique swordsticks which are 100 years...
  17. Wilkinson's catalogues show that sword sticks...

    Wilkinson's catalogues show that sword sticks were sold from the 1870's or thereabout until the early 1960;s.

    They came in various stick styles. Also made Officers swagger sticks leather covered...
  18. Here a copy of Telegram re his joining.

    Here a copy of Telegram re his joining.
  19. You have the sword cane of my great uncle Frank...

    You have the sword cane of my great uncle Frank Wilkinson Latham.
    He joined the Signal Squadron on October 14 1914. As Wilkinsons made motor cycles, he was an adept rider. He was with the Signal...
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    Thge badge you show is the Star id St Patrick and...

    Thge badge you show is the Star id St Patrick and the badge of the Irish Dragoon Guards (Star of St Patrick )
    Named The Royal Irish Dragoon Guards in 1788,
    Hope this helps
    Robert
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    James O brian is listed in Dublin between 1803...

    James O brian is listed in Dublin between 1803 and 1820 and a later incarnation James O Brian & Son at the same address until 1828 or there about.
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    I would say a Sword knot.

    I would say a Sword knot.
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    CERTAINLY A BANDSMAN SWORD OF THE 170 PERIOD. ...

    CERTAINLY A BANDSMAN SWORD OF THE 170 PERIOD.

    carried in a black leather scabbard with brass mouthpiece and chape,

    The number would be the Rack/issued to mark.
    Nice sword. I love the hilts of...
  24. remember that some Light Infantry regiments had...

    remember that some Light Infantry regiments had the Bugle Horn in their badge such as Ox and Bucks Light Infantry etc which would account for Infantry hilt buy Bugle Horn on blades did the Somerset...
  25. Sword Number 37809 Wilkinson was made and sold in...

    Sword Number 37809 Wilkinson was made and sold in 1900.
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