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    Was the knuckle-guard broke off and the chain...

    Was the knuckle-guard broke off and the chain added after?
  2. Thread: small swords

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    Nice. I am thinking the first one is French...

    Nice. I am thinking the first one is French (perhaps with a later replaced blade) and the others are English. Enjoy!
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    Some sellers want to make $$$ on shipping, too. I...

    Some sellers want to make $$$ on shipping, too. I just won't buy from them no matter the piece. Other sellers are honest with shipping and a pleasure to work with.
  4. Thanks for that info.

    Thanks for that info.
  5. The sample I posted in the pic is a trooper's...

    The sample I posted in the pic is a trooper's sword--yes, I figured that was the case from the lack of adornment. Is there an officer's version of this sword?

    I have visited a couple German...
  6. Thanks, Dale. I was hoping you would jump in and...

    Thanks, Dale. I was hoping you would jump in and was going to PM you if no word from you soon. I like the Schwerer Reiter sword. Any pix of an officer's "model"?

    I didn't doubt that they were real...
  7. They are often found on eBay--nice swords in good...

    They are often found on eBay--nice swords in good shape for 300.00 - 750.00 USD or so. I often wonder why so cheap as they look like nice swords/sabers, perhaps intended for dress, but nonetheless...
  8. How about the ones c. 1880 and forward? Thanks.

    How about the ones c. 1880 and forward? Thanks.
  9. Bavarian Officers' Swords--How Good Are They

    Well, the title says it all. Just wondering how battle worthy such swords were. They are handsome looking but were they just for dress?
  10. "I read that Wilkinson proof plugged all their...

    "I read that Wilkinson proof plugged all their swords but a collector told me this could be a dress sword, not plugged as it was for show."

    I believe there was a thread here that discussed proof...
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    Javier, Hey, there, I was thinking that the...

    Javier,

    Hey, there, I was thinking that the robust (well, let me say "more robust") ones at the link you gave would make good horsemen's' swords. I don't know if the Filipinos of the period rode...
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    Thanks for sharing your sword and the link to...

    Thanks for sharing your sword and the link to others of this style. I wondered exactly what these swords were in origin. The look rather unwieldy to me, though they look like they could do...
  13. Sometimes the overriding concern as we collect...

    Sometimes the overriding concern as we collect is, do we like the sword or not, does it please us all around? That is what ultimately matters to me and perhaps this is because I am a devotee of the...
  14. Are you saying your saber is a reproduction? I...

    Are you saying your saber is a reproduction? I don't know enough about these sabers.
  15. The scabbard with a fixed bar on the back for...

    The scabbard with a fixed bar on the back for hanger attachment and a fixed ring for the other hanger attachment suggest Austrian as does the slotted quillon. Was the grip wrapped at one time?
  16. I, too, have seen American portraits of officers...

    I, too, have seen American portraits of officers with such swords.
  17. I suspect that differences in quillon finials...

    I suspect that differences in quillon finials could be found on pattern swords--a manufacturer's interpretation perhaps. Even without engravings to the blade it could be an officer's saber. I am...
  18. I have seen plenty of turned knuckle guards and...

    I have seen plenty of turned knuckle guards and flat knuckle guards on French sabers and the sabers of French-influenced countries. It might pay off to consult some examples, books. Peterson's book...
  19. Yes, this style can be found with American...

    Yes, this style can be found with American swords, not common but it does occur.
  20. Oo, la, la. Looks nice. We need an expert opinion...

    Oo, la, la. Looks nice. We need an expert opinion on this one--French or Italian or...? Not an engraved blade so perhaps for an NCO. But that is just a guess. Enjoy, my friend!
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    Thanks.

    Thanks.
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    Thank you, Matthew, for sharing.

    Thank you, Matthew, for sharing.
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    Thanks for that, Richard.

    Thanks for that, Richard.
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    Thanks for posting again, David R. I do recall...

    Thanks for posting again, David R.

    I do recall the Tulwar made by Mole. It looked like a really good sword--had a rectangular attachment to the pommel I believe for a sword strap.
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    Thanks for that, David R.

    Thanks for that, David R.
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