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  1. The duties of the commissary general, as head of...

    The duties of the commissary general, as head of the commissariat dept., were to superintend all contracts for supplying provisions, etc., to the army.
    Cheers!
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    You can read all about it in "British Sword...

    You can read all about it in "British Sword Fighting 1600-1945".
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    Martinez was in partnership with Israel Schuech...

    Martinez was in partnership with Israel Schuech (or Schvech), German goldsmith, swordsmith, and hiltmaker at the Court of Saxony (ca. 1590-1610), and the highest price recorded for a European sword...
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    Ivan is a Latinization of Juan. In "The Armoury...

    Ivan is a Latinization of Juan.
    In "The Armoury of Windsor Castle" (1904) there is a listing of a Martinez rapier with a (presumably) 17th-century Flemish hilt that was attached in 1815 to an...
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    Ivan Martinez was Espadero del Rey in Toledo,...

    Ivan Martinez was Espadero del Rey in Toledo, Spain, 16th-17th centuries. So why is this rapier any different than others if it was made for the Portuguese market?
  6. Yo, Derek! Fairbairn, Burke, et al. re...

    Yo, Derek!
    Fairbairn, Burke, et al. re Crichton-Stuart, Marquess of Bute &c.: "For Stuart, a demi-lion, rampant, gu. Nobilis ira. For Crichton, a wyvern, wings elevated and addorsed, fire issuant...
  7. From Fairbairn, Burke, et al.: "A demi-lion...

    From Fairbairn, Burke, et al.: "A demi-lion rampant gu., and in an escroll above the motto Nobilis ira (for Stuart). A griffin's head couped or, the wings endorsed and beak sa. (for Montagu)." I...
  8. Also the motto of several British/Scottish...

    Also the motto of several British/Scottish regiments, etc. etc. But see the Wikipedia article, for whatever it's worth.
  9. P.S. According to the Wikipedia article (which...

    P.S. According to the Wikipedia article (which see) and other sources, "Nemo Me Impune Lacessit" is/was(!) the Royal Stuart motto and the national motto of Scotland or of the Kingdom of Scotland(!);...
  10. The griffin/lion and "Nobilis Ira" motto are of...

    The griffin/lion and "Nobilis Ira" motto are of the Montagu-Stuart family. The other motto is not, but is of 7 other families.
  11. Glad to be of help, Ben! Col. the Hon. R. E....

    Glad to be of help, Ben!
    Col. the Hon. R. E. Boyle, 11th Bengal Lancers, quoted in JRUSI (1889): "I am sorry to say I am on the unpopular side with regard to the much-vexed and discussed...
  12. Another interesting member of this family was...

    Another interesting member of this family was Colonel Robert Elphinstone Boyle (1837-1924), brother of the 7th Earl of Glasgow and c.o. of the 11th Bengal Lancers (Probyn's Horse), etc. Cheers!
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    The revolver is in the RRW Museum, Brecon. A...

    The revolver is in the RRW Museum, Brecon. A photo of it is in Ian Knight's Nothing Remains But To Fight. The sword may be there also. "He must have treasured the revolver, for it remained with him...
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    Besides being identified as "jewelled" by a...

    Besides being identified as "jewelled" by a number of accounts, the South Wales Daily News of June 26, 1880 adds: "a handsome sword, on which was engraved the Victoria Cross".
    Here's an ironic...
  15. Another reason may be that Asians (and Europeans...

    Another reason may be that Asians (and Europeans in Asia) commonly wore their sabres in reverse because they preferred the backhanded draw and cut.
  16. According to the publisher, he doesn't know any...

    According to the publisher, he doesn't know any more than you and me.
  17. I have intimate knowledge of these books only...

    I have intimate knowledge of these books only because I know someone (my informant) who knows the publisher, but the identity of the author is anybody's guess - some even alleging that it's none...
  18. In the recent editions, the illustrations for...

    In the recent editions, the illustrations for each section precede the relevant section and are not clumped together at the end. Also, the number of them have been substantially reduced to make room...
  19. P.S. The distributor has changed the author URL...

    P.S. The distributor has changed the author URL to:

    http://www.lulu.com/search?contributor=D.+A.+Kinsley
  20. An informant, who is not a member of this forum,...

    An informant, who is not a member of this forum, has requested that I respond to the previous posts.
    BBBE, which was first issued two years ago and reissued last year in an expanded edition, was not...
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    I agree. Definitely an "S", not an "L", on the...

    I agree. Definitely an "S", not an "L", on the blade. Thanks indeed, Derek!
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    Beginning in 1859, as noted, the 1st/2nd/3rd,...

    Beginning in 1859, as noted, the 1st/2nd/3rd, etc. "City of London Rifle Volunteers" (official name) were formed as part of the "London Rifle Volunteer Brigade" (official name).
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    Hodson of Hodson's Horse, from a letter dated...

    Hodson of Hodson's Horse, from a letter dated June 10, 1857, from Delhi: "I was very nearly coming to grief once this morning, for the sabre I thought such a good one went the first blow, and the...
  24. Confirmed by the publisher: "British Sword...

    Confirmed by the publisher: "British Sword Fighting 1600-1945" is the final edition of the series. The author/compiler has now taken on 19th-century British firearms, in "Man-Stopper Mania", with...
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    Glad to be of help! Incidentally, according to...

    Glad to be of help! Incidentally, according to records in the National Archives, FGH was not only the respondent in the divorce petition, but in 1865 he was the plaintiff in a family (?) lawsuit with...
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