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  1. Great find Dale, have you found period photos...

    Great find Dale, have you found period photos with this pattern sword?
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    James well done! It is rare to get some of these...

    James well done! It is rare to get some of these things answered.
  3. Pitch or rosin is used for Victorian cutlery to...

    Pitch or rosin is used for Victorian cutlery to retain the blade in the silver handle. I've read that dental plaster works well and is very strong. Durham's water Putty may also work.
    These...
  4. It would be great to own a pair of them, or more.

    It would be great to own a pair of them, or more.
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    I would first lay the blade on the scabbard to...

    I would first lay the blade on the scabbard to see if the blade curvature is matched by the scabbard. If the scabbard does not match the curve then you have a mismatch. Curve of the blade should...
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    Those last photos do show an excellent blade. I...

    Those last photos do show an excellent blade. I agree it would be worthwhile repairing the folding guard.
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    James this is the first Toledo bladed naval sword...

    James this is the first Toledo bladed naval sword I've seen, very nice! The patent hilt just adds to its rarity.
  8. B.N. America, British North America. James your...

    B.N. America, British North America.
    James your naval sword with Toledo blade, have you posted this sword before, if so can you supply a link to it? I am partial to Toledo blades though only have...
  9. The blade can be brought back to white metal....

    The blade can be brought back to white metal. There is zero original finish on this blade but should come up nicely.
    Did you get the Wilkinson proof page, hopefully a name was recorded?
  10. Ben I did see this one but did not bid you up....

    Ben I did see this one but did not bid you up. Can the hilt be attached firmly? The 2D marking makes it a special one and that it has a scabbard and makers name only adds to it..
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    It may be from another country. The long metal...

    It may be from another country. The long metal straps are to prevent the shaft being cut by swords etc. The ring can also be used for attachment of the pennant.
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    1846p lance? ...

    1846p lance? ...
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    I have found twice my absentee bid won and I paid...

    I have found twice my absentee bid won and I paid what I bid. I suppose if there is no lower bid they take your bid to start and if no one overbids it's yours. Sometimes bidding too high can hurt if...
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    James looking forward to your post on this sword.

    James looking forward to your post on this sword.
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    Looks like a removable pot handle to me.

    Looks like a removable pot handle to me.
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    James good luck with it. In the past I've put in...

    James good luck with it. In the past I've put in low bids and been successful several times, if you don't bid you never win.
    What did you bid on??
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    The sword has been disassembled to clean off...

    The sword has been disassembled to clean off corrosion. The pitting in some areas depends on what side the sword sat on and on what. I see some recent rust from poor storage.
    The guard bars do look...
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    Matthew digital photos are very clear but can...

    Matthew digital photos are very clear but can misrepresent. Colour from one photo to the next can change. Nothing like having the sword in hand to make a positive assessment.
    The crossguard that the...
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    If I'm correct I see brazing or silver solder on...

    If I'm correct I see brazing or silver solder on the guard? The blade appears original. I agree with Derek. Parts of the guard exhibit no pitting or corrosion while other parts do.
    The pommel nut...
  20. Try a rifle bore cleaning rod with a 35 or larger...

    Try a rifle bore cleaning rod with a 35 or larger diameter bore brush.
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    Harry a very nice unaltered example with markings...

    Harry a very nice unaltered example with markings on the knucklebow. How long is the blade? It appears to be of regulation length.
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    Is it actually an "S" and not a F or? The crest...

    Is it actually an "S" and not a F or? The crest does appear to have a spear/pole arm. I agree the sword could be acquired pre 1855 explaining lack of serial number.
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    Graham can you post photos of the sword?

    Graham can you post photos of the sword?
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    The sword is not British having a thumb ring and...

    The sword is not British having a thumb ring and particular blade fullering. It's lions head, many were not very good likenesses. Dog s heads have floppy ears typically and a longer snout.
    The sword...
  25. Copies do tend to be in large and/or old...

    Copies do tend to be in large and/or old collections. I find asking for more photos helps but then you risk the photos being posted for others and the price may then rise.
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