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    Poincons on a Sabre Briquet.

    Hello, does anyone recognize the poincons on this Sabre Briquet hilt?
  2. Thank you so much for your help Ed. Would the...

    Thank you so much for your help Ed. Would the tang have been shortened as part of the whole blade being shortened?
  3. Thanks Ed, I don't have the blade so better...

    Thanks Ed, I don't have the blade so better images not available at the moment though I have rotated the longer inscription so the kanji reads downwards. I hope this makes it easier to pick something...
  4. Blade in Shirasaya for identification - signed on both sides

    I wonder if any of our forum members would be able to help identify this blade? The overall length is 605mm so about 2 ft/shaku. There appears to be some very faded writing in sumi on the Shirasaya....
  5. Very interesting :-)

    Very interesting :-)
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    Do you think this is one of the military pattern...

    Do you think this is one of the military pattern swords? It is marked "No. 16" on the hilt.
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    Hi George, ...there is said to be a partially...

    Hi George,

    ...there is said to be a partially visible maker's mark under one of the langets - I've not actually handled the sword, just seen the photos I was sent.

    So, the latest date would be...
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    Imperial German Lionhead Sword?

    I think this might be an Imperial German Lionhead Sword? From the crossed swords on the langet it is cavalry, I imagine - can anyone verify?

    I have very little experience of German swords so I...
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    ...no, it doesn't have a number. Yes, the...

    ...no, it doesn't have a number. Yes, the scabbard is very nice.

    Thank you all for your interest :-)
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    "Indian" Wilkinson p1897

    ...a curious piece:

    rarity or curryhouse wallhanger? :-)
  11. ...thank you Robert. Curiously, I have a George V...

    ...thank you Robert. Curiously, I have a George V ASC with a stepped pommel...
    http://www.swordforum.com/forums/showthread.php?106203-Army-Service-Corps-Sword&highlight=army+service+corps
  12. VR Sword, Wm Anderson Edinburgh - which pattern?

    ...I was recently sent these images: the hilt arrangement is (I think) a variation on 1821 Cavalry Officer's but I swear the blade is straight and fullered as per p1895/97 Infantry Officer's. It is...
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    ...lest we forget

    ...lest we forget
  14. ...I think the lettering/font used for the...

    ...I think the lettering/font used for the inscription looks much later - post 1970. The half-basket has fewer holes than one usually finds.
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    ...a cuirassier's sword, perhaps?

    ...a cuirassier's sword, perhaps?
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    Sticky: ...thank you very much Robert - I forgot to...

    ...thank you very much Robert - I forgot to mention that it also has LONDON MADE and C>>------->P (centre of percussion?) etched on the spine...
  17. ...has it been shortened?

    ...has it been shortened?
  18. Great War Royal Artillery Officer's Sword with "Initials"

    ...I noticed two tiny marks on this sword - on the other side of the number. They look quite like initials - would they have been put on at Wilkinson's or by the owner? They look like ER of EB.

    It...
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    Sticky: ...thanks John, I think they might be EB or ER. ...

    ...thanks John, I think they might be EB or ER.

    I have just found out that it was completed on 14th April 1915 for 2nd Lieutenant J B Carson MC, West Riding Battery, RHA. The battery spent...
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    Sticky: "Initials" on George V Artillery Officer's Sword

    ...I noticed two tiny marks on this sword - on the other side of the number. They look quite like initials - would they have been put on at Wilkinson's or by the owner?

    I am waiting to find if...
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    ...where is the one tomorrow Mark?

    ...where is the one tomorrow Mark?
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    ...the dreaded "T ." ...

    ...the dreaded "T ."

    http://www.swordforum.com/forums/showthread.php?106195-Highland-Officer-s-Sword-which-pattern&highlight=
  23. ...thank you all for you interest. I recall...

    ...thank you all for you interest.

    I recall that in "British Military Swords" John Wilkinson Latham mentions "...a jumble of marks" on the blade of a pattern 1899.
  24. ...actually French edged weapons from the 19th...

    ...actually French edged weapons from the 19th century sometimes have rather a lot of poincons...
  25. ...actually Will I haven't seen it yet....

    ...actually Will I haven't seen it yet. Regimental marks are on the guard aren't they?
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