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  1. #51
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    Will have to upload when I am at a computer but I found a Wilkinson Best Proof etched for the Royal Scots, and for a very good price.

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    Here we are
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    Okay, I know it’s getting late for this, but I had to sneak in and share.

    For me this year it came down to two. An English silver hilted smallsword with an heirloom blade (I presume as it does not seem to be the type I usually see on this type of sword and it is Marked Thomas Ayala - which I also realize may not actually by one of his blades). It also has a rather early date hallmark. I won’t go into too much detail here, but I will put up a post about it later...with questions...

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    And the other for me was a British 1803 pattern by John Gill. Not all that uncommon, but it is a nice solid piece and I like this scabbard variation. Sadly the blade has been over cleaned with now just faint traces of decoration... but I also liked the gleam in the lions eye.

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    By the way there are some great pieces you guys have posted and some of you have taken some great pictures, is there a thread on here as to how to take the best picture of a long shiny object which likes to reflect back light?

    Hope you all had a great Christmas and happy new year. I’m already getting excited about this years aquisitions...

    Matt
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    I think boatshell hilted smallswords are very nice, finding a silver one is a real bonus. That's a beauty.

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    Matt, your silver hilt is very reminiscent of the ones used by Wilkinson on the George Washington 1776 bicentennial sword, ajnd i think on another of their modern blades. As i recall the Washington had a colichemard blade and a single type of wire wrapped handle, don't recalal the other one. A bit of research for pictures or promotional literature might explain the mystery hallmark.
    hc3

  6. #56
    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Cottrell View Post
    Thanks all for sharing these beautiful swords.

    This one is my standout acquisition this year, to be honest I would struggle to top it in most years.

    Chasseur à cheval sabre of the Imperial Guard. Dated May 1813. Carries by Napoleon's elite light cavalry, also by Lancers of the Guard.

    Classic hussar design, of the highest quality with heavy brass hilt. Brass scabbard with panel cutouts with leather inserts.

    Jerry


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    that's a nice piece Jerry....some more pictures perhaps? I think i saw it in a British auction? THX

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    Hi Marc

    Many thanks, here are some additional photos of this sabre.

    Jerry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Cottrell View Post
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    Thank you...Always nice to see this model. It's a very nice example all correct in a nice conditions, congrats!

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    Many thanks Marc. It has a beautiful, heavy, quality feel about it so it's very tactile. The sword I most often take down from the wall to enjoy

    Jerry

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    Thank you Mel

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    Great thread George, if I owned an 1803 pattern Matt that would be the one wanted.
    The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people." --- Tench Coxe

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    This has turned into a great thread. Moreover, these are some great swords that we have acquired over the past year. Keep 'em coming.
    "You can't please everyone, so you have to please yourself." Ricky Nelson

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    I will include a sword I got in the last months of 2018 although I only have the (not impressive) sellers pictures.

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    This is what you probably will call a "Caribbean rapier". I will classify it as an end of XVIIth century Spanish infantry trooper sword with an ear-less cup (no pas d'ane) and turned cup border. The blade is probably from Solingen, but there are no inscriptions or markings in it.

    You can see one of this in a picture from a member of the "guardia chamberga" from the reign of Carlos II (c1680).

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    Last edited by Javier Ramos; 02-08-2019 at 07:41 AM.
    La vida amable, el enemigo hombre fuerte, ordinario el peligro, natural la defensa, la Ciencia para conseguirla infalible, su estudio forçoso, y el exercicio necessario conviene al que huviere de ser Diestro, no ignore la teorica, para que en la practica, el cuerpo, el braço, y los instrumentos obren lo conveniente a su perfeccion. --Don Luis Pacheco de Narvaez.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Fairbanks View Post
    Great thread George, if I owned an 1803 pattern Matt that would be the one wanted.
    Thanks Eric

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    That’s an interesting sword, Javier. What is the length of the blade? The man in the picture looks like a musketeer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magnus K View Post
    That’s an interesting sword, Javier. What is the length of the blade? The man in the picture looks like a musketeer?
    It is 91 cm total length and it weights 731grams. Very nimble small cup hilt. Muskets and arquebuses became mixed in XVIIth century, the first reduced weight of shot, the second increased it so soon, there was no difference.
    La vida amable, el enemigo hombre fuerte, ordinario el peligro, natural la defensa, la Ciencia para conseguirla infalible, su estudio forçoso, y el exercicio necessario conviene al que huviere de ser Diestro, no ignore la teorica, para que en la practica, el cuerpo, el braço, y los instrumentos obren lo conveniente a su perfeccion. --Don Luis Pacheco de Narvaez.

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