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    England Birmingham Deakin, Francis 1811 1839...

    England Birmingham Deakin, Francis 1811 1839 Suffolk St

    That is your man. The others familial association with Woolley, which actually goes back to the 18th century. Included as background only....
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    From Oldswords England Birmingham Deakin,...

    From Oldswords
    England Birmingham Deakin, Francis 1811 1839 Suffolk St
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    England Birmingham Woolley & Deakin 1800 1803 Edmund St
    England Birmingham Woolley, Deakin &...
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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
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    1885, yup manufacturer of surgical tools....

    1885, yup manufacturer of surgical tools.
    https://www.google.com/books/edition/The_Post_office_afterw_Kelly_s_directory/6OgNAAAAQAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=0
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    I had screenshot some directories yesterday and...

    I had screenshot some directories yesterday and posted them to facebook.

    https://www.google.com/books/edition/History_Gazetteer_and_Directory_of_the_C/n9sWAQAAIAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=0

    1879

    157976
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    Can you link to those or screen shots? Here is a...

    Can you link to those or screen shots? Here is a Dad's and up to 1897 reference.

    FOURACRES, Exeter
    George Fouracres was a cutler at 2 South Street, Exeter, in 1824 and 1830
    (Pigot), followed by...
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    Thanks. that is what I am finding. The Joseph...

    Thanks. that is what I am finding. The Joseph Rodgers&Sons catalogs show very similar dirks, the guards identical. The blade is hollow ground and in working on it today, went ahead and touched up...
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    English Dirk Fouracres Exeter

    I acquired this from fleabay the other day. I find scant information and discussion for FOURACRES over EXETER. One thought that it refers to four acres in Sheffield. Another that there was a listing...
  9. http://azswords.com/Fakes.htm

    http://azswords.com/Fakes.htm
  10. Straight up, it was never W.H.Horstmann&Son. The...

    Straight up, it was never W.H.Horstmann&Son. The round pleather grip and muddy etching. Scabbard mounts from what we can see, and more. Not so old as the centennial of the war but probably the...
  11. French and continental blades of the late 18th to...

    French and continental blades of the late 18th to mid 19th century.

    Used up even for the US market.

    Cheers
    GC
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    An addition of example to these swords we watch. ...

    An addition of example to these swords we watch. Whilst in a browsing mode today, I came across a bit of an answer in seeing this example marked to Horstmann, and stamped Germany.

    157778
    ...
  13. Great sword! I see in the first set of...

    Great sword!

    I see in the first set of pictures, the scabbard was backwards and now happy. The blade condition is a hint that the scabbard may be a later marriage. The blade type and length lend...
  14. There must be a freight forwarder in the US that...

    There must be a freight forwarder in the US that Morphy can ship to. While I don't have names or links, those are services that are being used for modern reproduction swords to be shipped abroad. ...
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    Oh, Windex on the blade. No petro solvents but a...

    Oh, Windex on the blade. No petro solvents but a mild and dilute ammonia and alcohol mix on the blue&gilt. A favored low abrasive on the rest. Nevr-Dull is cotton, white spirits, clay and ground...
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    Yes, a typical Solingen blade. Is there any mark...

    Yes, a typical Solingen blade. Is there any mark at all on the spine of the blade at the base?

    At some point labeling a sword must be a p1796 variant should be lost and simply agree these smaller...
  17. Esperance Prayers to the family RIP 157639

    Esperance
    Prayers to the family
    RIP
    157639
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    If it was Fagan, always know anyway. I've bought...

    If it was Fagan, always know anyway. I've bought a couple, knowing what I was looking at and not terrible prices at the time.

    The blade shape on this one could lead one to thinking something...
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    That's a great rescue. I lack an 1805/. in my...

    That's a great rescue. I lack an 1805/. in my spadroon family and they are getting to be few and far between.

    Cheers
    GC
  20. I wouldn't worry about it too much. We have...

    I wouldn't worry about it too much. We have discussed the general problems without the specific sellers by name. There are plenty of auctions I'd love to discuss here but at the same time might end...
  21. Report an item and move on. Message the seller...

    Report an item and move on. Message the seller mentioning you are reporting the item and why. His ? mark in his listing is enough to make the listing legit.

    While I disagree with parts of the...
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    Somewhat similarly, the British barque, the HMS...

    Somewhat similarly, the British barque, the HMS Resolute, had been abandoned in the Arctic ice. Retrieved by a US whaler, the Resolute was returned to England yo serve until 1879, upon which some of...
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    I dunno Bill, why you wouldn't have simply...

    I dunno Bill, why you wouldn't have simply replied they were from the House of Swords.

    My jibe "cantese" was for canted hilts. Maybe I should have used cantees and you would have wondered why...
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    Super cool!

    Super cool!
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    I'm reminded of these A few of these "cantese"...

    I'm reminded of these

    A few of these "cantese" I have archived.
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