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    Will, take your point re the lack of a detachable...

    Will, take your point re the lack of a detachable mouthpiece, this one is an unusual variant. Matthew can we see an image of the shoe/drag please?
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    Hi Matthew, I just think it’s in the wrong scabbard unfortunately. As you say, 1864’s are occasionally seen with the 1885 -onwards scabbards, but they’ve most likely been mismatched, as they...
  3. Well found James! Related to the famous Brewing...

    Well found James! Related to the famous Brewing family of that county?
  4. I’d say it was a wheatsheaf or ‘Garb’ in heraldic...

    I’d say it was a wheatsheaf or ‘Garb’ in heraldic nomenclature.
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    Pic
  6. Super sword Phil! I can narrow down your search...

    Super sword Phil! I can narrow down your search somewhat. From W.Y.Carman ‘Light Horse & Mounted Rifle Volunteers 1860-1901, here is the list of all known Officers:
    Capt. Walter Meller
    Lt....
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    Here’s another example sold online recently, this one does seem military. I believe they are gorgets not Breastplate Badges, too wide for a breastplate and no evidence of stitching either side and at...
  8. P.A. Boulton ? knife Private’s & ......Cavry...

    P.A. Boulton ? knife

    Private’s & ......Cavry (Cavalry)?

    C F Harper Esq
  9. Can we see the whole sword please Will?

    Can we see the whole sword please Will?
  10. Thanks Mike, fortunately no active rust, just...

    Thanks Mike, fortunately no active rust, just heavily patinated, so bought it up with a gentle couple of hours of Autosol, and then Renaissance Wax to finish.
  11. You can’t beat a first hand account of someone...

    You can’t beat a first hand account of someone who was in the thick of it! Thanks again.
  12. Indeed he was, from 1873-1884, it’s in...

    Indeed he was, from 1873-1884, it’s in Col.Boyle’s History of Probyn’s Horse which I have and completely missed the connection! Many thanks L.B.
  13. More pics

    More pics
  14. Wilkinson Grenadier Guards Colonel P.D.Boyle

    A departure from my mainly Cavalry collection but bought with family connections in mind, it’s not in the best of health but have bought it back to a reasonable state. Proved by Wilkinson on 28/5/69...
  15. Thanks James, looks like Lieut.Hicks is a good...

    Thanks James, looks like Lieut.Hicks is a good candidate for you. Regarding mine, I had hoped the simple TL or LT would not be too difficult, however trawling through light and heavy cavalry,...
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    Victor, it shows that he was both a Lieut. and...

    Victor, it shows that he was both a Lieut. and later Capt. In the Royal Army Medical Corps, being awarded the 1914 Star, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal, with dates and reference numbers...
  17. Can’t help with the ‘B’ Will, but the + on the...

    Can’t help with the ‘B’ Will, but the + on the spine is interesting as well as the offset rivet through the ‘ear’. Is this one you’ve shown us before? I’m thinking Elizabeth Gill..
  18. The only suggestion I have is that it might be H...

    The only suggestion I have is that it might be H C, that is The 3rd Lancers Hyderabad Contingent (disbanded in 1903), but I’ve never seen an 1896p attributed to an Indian Cavalry Regiment that I can...
  19. Is that 3 H G? What does the scroll say beneath...

    Is that 3 H G? What does the scroll say beneath the lances James, the lighting on your photo is obscuring the detail somewhat.
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    £81,500 including premium! What a Christmas present...for someone ��. Look forward to seeing your research James.
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    And another ‘strung bugle’.
  22. Derek, as Will says, not the standard blade for...

    Derek, as Will says, not the standard blade for this Mark I Drummers Sword. The only other example of a Regimental device I can find is the ‘strung bugle’ of the Rifles/Light Infantry, so I think it...
  23. Thread: Hobson & Son

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    Nice work James, there were at least two...

    Nice work James, there were at least two prominent women who took over their husbands sword manufacturing, Thomas Cullum was succeeded by his widow Mary in 1790 till her death five years later, and...
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    I see it’s also stamped with spurious ‘sold out...

    I see it’s also stamped with spurious ‘sold out of service’ opposing broad arrows!
  25. Another one for you James, my 1896p, retailed by...

    Another one for you James, my 1896p, retailed by Holt & Son London, Edward VII Cypher, # 105738. The initials are ‘T L’, Unfortunately I still haven’t conclusively tracked down the Officer. Sorry,...
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