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  1. Thanks Mark I have looked everywhere and like...

    Thanks Mark

    I have looked everywhere and like you I am sure I have seen it before, just can't find it now.

    Thanks Cathey
  2. 1858 Cutlass?

    Hi Ben
    From what I can find thus far these cutlasses were contracted at the same time as the 1859 Sword Cutlass bayonet. There are records of the cutlass bayonet being issued but none on the...
  3. British Naval 1858 Cutlass with German blade

    Hi Guys
    I am having difficulty identifying this blade maker, probably German but I cant find this particular design in any of my books. Can anyone help identify it thanks.
    References to this...
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    Help needed re French Sword

    Hi Guys

    I picked up this sword recently and it was described to me as a 1780 pattern French General Officers sword. I can’t find it in the books I have on French swords and believe it to be later...
  5. Variation 1821 Pattern Royal Artillery Officer's Sword?

    Hi Guys

    Another odd sword from the same late collector. This one appears to be a variation of the 1821 Royal Artillery Officer’s sword with a brass instead of steel hilt.

    The sword has a...
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    Western European Mameluke

    Hi Guys

    I originally posted this sword on the Ethnographic Weapons page of Vikingsword Forum, as the previous owner had it marked down as a Turkish Generals Sword. Thanks to assistance from this...
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    Hi Cam Just checking you go my PM, if not my...

    Hi Cam

    Just checking you go my PM, if not my personal email address is brimage@internode.on.net.

    Cheers Cathey
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    Hounslow Hanger information request?

    Hi Guys

    Does anyone have ''The London Cutler 'Benjamin Stone' and the Hounslow Sword and Blade Manufactories" Journal of the Arms & Armour Society Vol 6 No 1 2009- Pp 12-61, also I am trying to...
  9. Thanks Vladimir These links are just what I...

    Thanks Vladimir

    These links are just what I needed.

    Cheers Cathey
  10. 1853 with double sword knot slots

    Hi Ben, yes have picked up some nice pictures of the Indian version by Rodwell & CO, still hoping someone out there has a better picture of the 1853 with the double sword knot at the base of the...
  11. Variations of the 1853 Cavalry Sword

    Hi guys

    I am working on an article for my local Heritage Arms Society of SA newsletter on the 1853 cavalry sword and have come across references to variations as mentioned in an article by Morgan...
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    Sad News

    Hi Guys

    It seems like only yesterday that Bob Erlandson told us that the Baron was now terminally ill. Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time. We can only hope that he has left some...
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    Hi Magnus I think the sword above has just...

    Hi Magnus

    I think the sword above has just lost it wire wrapping. I can't recall seeing rapiers of the high quality with plain leather grips.

    Cheers Cathey
  14. Hi Matthew Yep I have emailed Culloden...

    Hi Matthew

    Yep I have emailed Culloden Antiques three time now with no response.

    I did eventually log on to one of these sites but what they seem to do is pretend to have the book then when you...
  15. Hi Guys I have seen them come up on the...

    Hi Guys

    I have seen them come up on the download sites but when I try they ask for my credit card details and I get nervous. Does anyone know if one of these sites is actually OK and you will get...
  16. WTB book London Silver-hilted Swords by Leslie Southwick, pub Royal Armouries, Leeds,

    Hi Guys

    I am trying to get hold of a copy of London Silver-hilted Swords by Leslie Southwick, pub Royal Armouries, Leeds, 2001. If anyone has one for sale please let me know, I would even settle...
  17. Hi guys Rex drink gin and tonic as it’s the...

    Hi guys

    Rex drink gin and tonic as it’s the cricket season, if you are English you might know the Ashes are on, I believe the score is 3 zip. Personally Cathey hates cricket and prefers a single...
  18. Cathey & Rex' Collectors Christmas Card 2017

    Hi Guys

    Wishing everyone a great collecting year for 2018, here is this year’s Christmas card from Cathey and Rex's lounge.

    Cheers Cathey and Rex

    Still trying to load better resolution...
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    Sticky: Hi Andrew I have another Basket on the way so...

    Hi Andrew

    I have another Basket on the way so will look to post again soon.

    Cheers Cathey
  20. Need help dating Basket Hilt by Garden NCO?

    Hi Guys

    Looking for assistance with this NCO Basket Hilt Crimea Period by Garden.
    Nationality: British
    Date: 1852 pattern
    Maker/Retailer: GARDEN
    Overall Length: 40 3/8” 102.4 cm in...
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    Sticky: Scottish Staff Sergeant Mark I Sword

    Hi Guys

    Picked up this Sergeants Basket Hilt Sword by Garden.

    Nationality: British
    Date: 1857 pattern official introduction, Sword appears to pre date pattern introduction
    Maker/Retailer:...
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    Sticky: Hi Eljay I have gone through my correspondence...

    Hi Eljay

    I have gone through my correspondence with the baron, and although he was stated his view of the date he did not elaborate as to why. I think we may need to wait for Volume 2 of his book...
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    Sticky: Hi Lars Yes you would be correct about #53 and...

    Hi Lars

    Yes you would be correct about #53 and #57, they would fit in the Dusack / Tessak family, sometimes referred to as the basket hilt sabre of the renaissance or in the case of the Tessak the...
  24. Hi John Great examples, thank you for posting...

    Hi John

    Great examples, thank you for posting them. All three appear to have a cavalry connection rather than Artillery, I wonder if anyone has one with an Artillery blade they can post, as...
  25. c1860 British Artillery Special 4 bar hilt pattern Officers Sword

    Hi Guys

    I have been attempting to describe this special pattern sword to a new collector, but not having an example myself have found this challenging. Robson's described it as follows "These...
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