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    Nice swords. Iíve always thought of these as late 1700s - early 1800s as well, though I have never found anything specifically written up. Precursor to the 1803 pattern (?) private purchase versions...
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    Thank you very much David. That gives me more...

    Thank you very much David. That gives me more information than what I had before. And yes, what you see in the pictures is all there is to it, no saya.

    Matt
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    Japanese Sword thoughts

    Hi all,

    Iím not sure if this is the appropriate place for this, but I did not see a lot of action happening on the nihonto forum - so I thought I would try here first.

    I have a small Japanese...
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    Thanks Dale, I'll pass that information along! :)

    Thanks Dale, I'll pass that information along! :)
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    Interesting. When I was volunteering at the New...

    Interesting. When I was volunteering at the New Brunswick Museum there were two versions of the Prussian version that I always meant to find out more on..and was never successful. Unfortunately I...
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    Interesting photos. I find it interesting that they seem to be wearing the scabbards backwards from what I would expect or am used to seeing.
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    WOW! Wish I had known about that auction.

    WOW! Wish I had known about that auction.
  8. I just bought a numbered S.J. Pillin sword...

    I just bought a numbered S.J. Pillin sword yesterday. I thought I would add it here to the growing list for future reference. It’s a 1912 pattern cavalry officers sword number 108128. So I suppose...
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    Great, thanks Mel and Niall. I actually had that...

    Great, thanks Mel and Niall. I actually had that book on my EBay watch list, I’ll look at it more seriously now when it comes around again.
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    On this same note, I have a couple of these...

    On this same note, I have a couple of these bayonets plus some hangers. Are there any books or websites anyone could recommend for deciphering what the different letters and numbers are on French...
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    Awesome, thanks Dale! While I don’t collect...

    Awesome, thanks Dale!

    While I don’t collect 19th century Prussian pieces, I love this one and use it on a regular basis for explaining to others the differences between the British 1796 and the...
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    So many great swords here! These are my two...

    So many great swords here!

    These are my two favourites for this year ...and I hope to add many more examples of them to the collection...eventually.

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    Dale, Greg, thatís wonderful!

    Thank you very much for taking the time. That clears up one piece! So it would be fair for me to say that it is 1840ís ish?
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    Iíve been meaning to add one more sword to this thread if it can be of assistance.

    A Prussian horsemanís sword C.1740. It can also be found on page 115 of Harvey Withers book ďWorld Swords...
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    Blucher 1811 info

    Hello all, welcome to 2020.

    As well as 20/20 vision, Iím also hoping to bring into focus and clear up some of my uncertainties on some of my pieces. Iím hoping Dale is out there, as I think he has...
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    Hello Tom, Perhaps this sword in my collection...

    Hello Tom,

    Perhaps this sword in my collection will be of use as an example. A tulwar with a British 1822 pattern blade made by Mole.

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  17. That was very interesting Javier. I have never...

    That was very interesting Javier. I have never heard of Kutch silver before and yes, it does look similar. When I purchased it, it was described as Spanish (if memory serves me correctly). The pommel...
  18. Indeed Javier, thanks for posting the pictures of...

    Indeed Javier, thanks for posting the pictures of all the rapiers! So pretty. Ironically, the third one you posted from Skinners is mine :)
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    Apologies Tom, my internet was down over the...

    Apologies Tom, my internet was down over the weekend.

    That is good to know, in regard to the grips of Victorian refurbished rapiers. Thank you. I will watch for that in future purchases. As for...
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    Thank you Derek. :-)

    Thank you Derek. :-)
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    Thanks Will, I appreciate your feed back.

    Thanks Will, I appreciate your feed back.
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    Hi Will, I was reading through an earlier post...

    Hi Will,

    I was reading through an earlier post here about the whole “shipping” thing, hopefully it turns out well. I guess I’ll find out in the upcoming Bonhams auction. I did however just get a...
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    Derek and Will, Thank you for the responses. ...

    Derek and Will,

    Thank you for the responses.

    Derek, it’s not to late to start collecting the older pieces, I’ve been collecting for almost twenty years as well. From bayonets transitioning to...
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    Authentic or Victorian?

    I have a question for you all. I recently acquired another rapier, but due to concerns from a fellow collector, I thought I would run it past you guys to see if I just made a huge mistake...

    How...
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    Thanks Eric, Will and Glen, Nice to get that...

    Thanks Eric, Will and Glen,

    Nice to get that input as I have wondered for years as I have seen them come and go. I have actually heard the Canadian hussar theory before - so it is interesting to...
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