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  1. Would need a good photo of the complete blade...

    Would need a good photo of the complete blade without dark shadowing. The crown looks odd to me and the blade would be later than the slotted guard. The grip is from a hunting type sword.
    The pommel...
  2. The slotted hilt was popular from the 1770's.

    The slotted hilt was popular from the 1770's.
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    Wood and metal from British sailing battleships...

    Wood and metal from British sailing battleships can still be found as souvenirs made long ago. Small wooden barrels, ships metal melted and cast into objects etc. Many have engraved names of the ship...
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    Photos cannot tell you everything, a 60 year old...

    Photos cannot tell you everything, a 60 year old piece has age. These could be from a private contract possibly German manufacture? It would be interesting to know if case hardening was used since...
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    The Laycock sword is very interesting in itself...

    The Laycock sword is very interesting in itself and I see the scabbard drag is equal length on each side. I have an 1855 Wilkinson CG sword with the same treatment to the drag.
    I mention this...
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    Bill, Mr. Wilkinson-Latham has not been here for...

    Bill, Mr. Wilkinson-Latham has not been here for several years now. I agree he is missed as he was a vast vessel of knowledge and a large part of the Wilkinson Co. fame.
  7. The sword looks very convincing. Time will age it...

    The sword looks very convincing. Time will age it and it will appear even more so.
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    George how are things going? Cheap or...

    George how are things going? Cheap or "inexpensive"?? You do find some interesting things.
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    Exactly, Chinese made copies.

    Exactly, Chinese made copies.
  10. John what an interesting find. Nice to have the...

    John what an interesting find. Nice to have the regimental markings that I'm sure Dale could chime in on.
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    Hello Rob do you have any ideas why the blade...

    Hello Rob do you have any ideas why the blade width is reduced on your 1864p sword? I've seen the odd sword with similar reduction in blade width, an officer could have had the sword modified or?
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    The 1796 HC sword would be a better sword than...

    The 1796 HC sword would be a better sword than infantry swords of the period but heavier though not overly. The 1796 is longer and a better cutter and thruster with its hatchet point ground.
    Cavalry...
  13. Yes Matt for Wilkinsons that is the measurement 1...

    Yes Matt for Wilkinsons that is the measurement 1 1/4". Other makers/retailers you do find 1 1/8" cavalry blades such as my 4th DG HC officers sword. Possibly a tailor being cheap? I have a British...
  14. Blade is same dimensions as a cavalry sword of...

    Blade is same dimensions as a cavalry sword of the same period but shorter. Medium Wilkinson blades are lighter and 1" at the ricasso.
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    It is natural for scabbard drag wear. Much of the...

    It is natural for scabbard drag wear. Much of the time officers and troopers were on the ground. I have seen some where the worn drag portion has been replaced with a brazed in piece of steel and...
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    Some officers join a regiment to get their...

    Some officers join a regiment to get their commission where there is an opening and quickly transfer to another, could this be the case here? Or he saw the grass was greener and quickly transferred?...
  17. The sword is nicely dated throughout the Crimea...

    The sword is nicely dated throughout the Crimea War and has a field officers scabbard. I would be tempted to polish up the brass, the brass will return to the "patina" it has now in time.
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    James, great accomplishment of deciphering these...

    James, great accomplishment of deciphering these initials. The letter in question resembles an "A". Willoughby Arthur Kennard may have moved around to different regiments of engineers.
    Sometimes...
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    I agree Matthew non specialist auction with poor...

    I agree Matthew non specialist auction with poor photos and description may prevent some eyes from noticing. I've also seen some of these auctions get plenty of attention from knowledgable...
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    Canada marked their swords in different locations...

    Canada marked their swords in different locations contrary to official orders. I see that Quebec LC (Lower Canada) swords are marked and UC (Upper Canada) swords were not marked.
    I have seen the CSC...
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    Matthew all British pattern swords sell at a...

    Matthew all British pattern swords sell at a premium in the UK when compared to Canada. There is just not the interest and $ here to get top $ or .
    Many of my swords have provenance to British...
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    I have one and have had two others. They don't...

    I have one and have had two others. They don't seem to bring a premium and the 1853p seems more desirable. Canadian sourced 1864p swords tend to be in very good condition. This one is marked Mole and...
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    I don't believe that the 1864p sword with 35 1/2...

    I don't believe that the 1864p sword with 35 1/2 inch blade can fit into later 1885/90 scabbards that are made for 34 1/2" blades..
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    All the 1864p swords I've seen lack inspection...

    All the 1864p swords I've seen lack inspection markings. Canadian regiments that travelled to England for WW1 training brought their swords and traded them in for the 1908p sword.
    This is why you...
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    Matthew does your 1864p sword have the usual...

    Matthew does your 1864p sword have the usual inspection markings?
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