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    The first ones guard is in the Hounsloe style...

    The first ones guard is in the Hounsloe style although the antler grip is closer to styles I have seen by Shotley Bridge.
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    Screaming Eagles

    The most noticeable thing to me has always been the earlier look in styling of the British screamers while the Ames pieces mostly have later styling attributes. The plot thickens, when did Wooley...
  3. Richard and Skipper a most interesting and...

    Richard and Skipper a most interesting and excellent thread. Eric
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    That is time frame they were made but I am not...

    That is time frame they were made but I am not well read on weapons used by service men at that time.
  5. Thanks Ben for information. This is the main...

    Thanks Ben for information. This is the main source of information I was using. I need a book with British regiments in the 18th c.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Lincolnshire_Regiment
  6. Commonly called 1751 Pattern with unit markings

    1751 Pattern
    I understand it is not an official pattern however it does clarify exactly the sword in question. I recently acquired this piece and while on the edge of my scope it does fit with...
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    Interesting, I have a 1796 light cavalry pattern...

    Interesting, I have a 1796 light cavalry pattern with a Bavarian style hilt. I read some where Santana bought a jag of 1796 blades if that is the case it would make sense as it was found in Mexico....
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    Dale were these early, WWI blades used throughout...

    Dale were these early, WWI blades used throughout WWII for parades and such? Obviously not a weapon of choice for a machine gun removal kit but neither were WWII nco.
  9. Richard, with so few marked examples it is easy...

    Richard, with so few marked examples it is easy to place one attribute to the wrong maker. I am constantly changing my assessments of hilt differences, but do believe it the only way to ever...
  10. I am going with Nippes on this one. The bird head...

    I am going with Nippes on this one. The bird head strap pommel has no droop to it toward pommel so not Winner and the large disk final on quillion. I at one time believed Nippes used the small disk...
  11. This is a typical knife form I see in Mexico all...

    This is a typical knife form I see in Mexico all the time. They vary in length but have same basic elements brass rounded pommel, straight guard, sleak double edge blade. Dark wood or horn grips. I...
  12. Very good observations by all and much...

    Very good observations by all and much appreciated. I believe you Gentlemen are correct in that it is possibly a repurposed sword, dirk or blade. I also agree possibly by a skilled but non...
  13. Thanks Gentlemen, I thought it note worthy for...

    Thanks Gentlemen, I thought it note worthy for its obvious early dating. The early bowies fascinate me. Your thoughts on etch style? There are elements of this piece that look French, British and...
  14. 19th century Bowie, dirk, cut down sword

    Just picked this up on usual site. Looking for any input country of origin, year of manufacturing, original or cut down sword or any thoughts. I am not home and do not have it in hand but will be in...
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    This type also seems to show up in South America,...

    This type also seems to show up in South America, primarily Brazil.
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    Very interesting thread indeed Richard. Do you...

    Very interesting thread indeed Richard. Do you have photos of the m1840 style generals sword. The other one in this thread perhaps more close to a 1796 infantry pattern. Eric
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    It is beautiful as is Georges eagle head, having...

    It is beautiful as is Georges eagle head, having a small case of envy.
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    What is that grip made out of? It does not appear...

    What is that grip made out of? It does not appear to made from same high iron content of guard and pommel. It is stunning. Eric
  19. That is smoking hot Morgan, I love these French...

    That is smoking hot Morgan, I love these French style sliced melon pommel swords. I have a couple in infantry and a cavalry model. I would love to have one with an Uncle Sam blade. The American...
  20. A very interesting question Richard but I don't...

    A very interesting question Richard but I don't know the answer. Here are some marked both ways compliments of Old Swords.com
    https://oldswords.com/maker-notes.php?cID=5027
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    U.S. M1911 saber

    George that German eagle head is one nice piece and the cutlass very appealing Skipper. I have picked up some nice swords this year with the great economy, but with out a doubt this is my biggest...
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    This thread can be deleted as I already have...

    This thread can be deleted as I already have asking for parts.
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    I found this thread after I had posted another...

    I found this thread after I had posted another one looking for parts and can not figure out how to delete the new one. Eric
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    1796 pattern Heavy Cavalry I need a pommel and...

    1796 pattern Heavy Cavalry
    I need a pommel and grip for a 1796 unmarked or wore down. It has ferrule and guard with both langets. The blade is fair to good with hatchet point but guard is extremely...
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    1796 pattern Heavy Cavalry

    I need a pommel and grip for a 1796 unmarked or wore down. It has ferrule and guard with both langets. The blade is fair to good with hatchet point but guard is extremely rusted as a ferrule. I am...
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