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    I don't believe that the 1864p sword with 35 1/2...

    I don't believe that the 1864p sword with 35 1/2 inch blade can fit into later 1885/90 scabbards that are made for 34 1/2" blades..
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    All the 1864p swords I've seen lack inspection...

    All the 1864p swords I've seen lack inspection markings. Canadian regiments that travelled to England for WW1 training brought their swords and traded them in for the 1908p sword.
    This is why you...
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    Matthew does your 1864p sword have the usual...

    Matthew does your 1864p sword have the usual inspection markings?
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    This modification was used in Canada for the...

    This modification was used in Canada for the 1882p swords. I don't recall seeing this on the 1864p sword but possibly a yeomanry regiment wished to extend their usage?
    Some Canadian militia...
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    Bibliography 8: Gyngel Dudley S. Hawtrey,...

    Bibliography 8: Gyngel Dudley S. Hawtrey, Armourers Marks, London
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    I found a similar marking but may not be the same...

    I found a similar marking but may not be the same one.
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    Jim the ININ may be just decoration or Latin. I...

    Jim the ININ may be just decoration or Latin. I would need a photo of the other marking to correctly match it. The marking may be listed in 1000 Marks of European Blademakers.
    Your hanger...
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    From ref: 5. Dufty Arthur, Richard, European...

    From ref:
    5. Dufty Arthur, Richard, European Swords and Daggers in the tower of London
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    It is the mark of John Allen. Ref: 1000 Markers...

    It is the mark of John Allen. Ref: 1000 Markers marks of European Blademakers, page 1. By Zygmunt S. Lenkiewicz
  10. It sure is and buy a known seller who mixes fakes...

    It sure is and buy a known seller who mixes fakes with authentic pieces to give the fakes some credibility. Then claims to be a consignment house so "not really his stuff". though i've never seen a...
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    A simple but elegant sidearm. Luckily they did...

    A simple but elegant sidearm. Luckily they did not use these in the 1980's when I drove through Baden into France without stopping then once I realized I turned around and back into Baden
    without...
  12. Thanks Gordon, I was sure it had something to do...

    Thanks Gordon, I was sure it had something to do with the tips appearance. Using the PA notation in 1866 the year the sword was made it could be said the Prince Alfred sword was still fresh in the...
  13. Prince Alfred, interesting but does this refer to...

    Prince Alfred, interesting but does this refer to shape of the whole blade or just the tip? That the page also says knife one could assume the last 12 inches or less?
    The main fuller runs through...
  14. Wilkinson P.A. Knife Pattern, what is this??

    I have an interesting sword that was posted some time ago though I never followed up on what Wilkinsons meant by P.A. Knife Pattern.
    Does anyone know what P.A. Knife Pattern represents? two photos...
  15. I got a quote a couple years ago for nickelling...

    I got a quote a couple years ago for nickelling an old sword hilt. It was $300 so I did not have it done. That's about 171
  16. Then V shaped blade appears sharp continuing to...

    Then V shaped blade appears sharp continuing to the guard. This collar most likely is needed to fit the blade securely in the guards blade opening. It also steadies the sword in the scabbard as a...
  17. Interesting name, John Burgoyne Pillin. from a...

    Interesting name, John Burgoyne Pillin.

    from a 2006 post by Bill Goodwin:

    S.J. Pillin was Septimus John Pillin, which was absorbed by the Wilkinson Sword Co. They started in 1881 and ended in...
  18. The sword was made with this blade.

    The sword was made with this blade.
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    The condition of this sword is great, the...

    The condition of this sword is great, the provenance even greater. Wilkinson blade proof page records the date of 15 Sept 1902. It also states the blade and scabbard are nickel plated.
    The serial...
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    Any one of these swords could be the centre of...

    Any one of these swords could be the centre of someones collection. Local auctions, especially ones not online can be gold mines.
  21. Looks like a British Indian cavalry sword.

    Looks like a British Indian cavalry sword.
  22. Lancers with swords

    Lancers with swords
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    Simon did they fall off the back of a truck? I'm...

    Simon did they fall off the back of a truck? I'm sure it's not good to reveal your sources. A poor widow?
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    Simon these swords are not what you need, I have...

    Simon these swords are not what you need, I have an address you can forward them to and I will take care of them!
    The third from the top has a very nice hilt, and blade of course. All are 1st class.
  25. Richard that is very interesting that there is...

    Richard that is very interesting that there is good information regarding the etchings. What reference can this be found in? I have the two Petard books of French cavalry swords but not reading...
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