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  1. I saw that maker's mark when researching another...

    I saw that maker's mark when researching another stamp last week. I'll try to find it again. IIRC, the source said that it was a "moor's head."
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    Yes, the owner. An officer, so might be possible...

    Yes, the owner. An officer, so might be possible to find him in the French army lists providing you can decipher the monogram.
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    It's difficult to say. I have yet to find any...

    It's difficult to say. I have yet to find any documents that define what was regulation for Brazilian army officers in the middle of the 19th century. It may be that Brazil's regulation patterns were...
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    The blade etching shows the old Brazilian coat of...

    The blade etching shows the old Brazilian coat of arms and the cypher of Dom Pedro II.
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    And Len's sword is a very near relative to my...

    And Len's sword is a very near relative to my Brazilian sabre, which has essentially the same hilt furniture, but with leather grip wrap and a pipe-back blade.
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    Thanks, Steve!

    Thanks, Steve!
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    Graham: This is your man: John Henry Leslie,...

    Graham:

    This is your man: John Henry Leslie, and the 1878 date seems to correspond to the date of his Lieutenancy, assuming it would take a while for an order to be processed and produced after he...
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    I believe this former trooper (who obviously kept...

    I believe this former trooper (who obviously kept his gear after emigrating to Minnesota) carries this pattern.
  9. That hilt is for the Chasseurs de Vincennes, a...

    That hilt is for the Chasseurs de Vincennes, a French light infantry unit that got its start in 1838. The stars are not indicative of rank. I've attached a shot of the hilt from the example in my...
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    Here is my comparison of the Pall Mall Wilkinson...

    Here is my comparison of the Pall Mall Wilkinson and the Cockspur St. Wilkinson proof slugs from the AWOL thread.
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    I believe it is an alloy of pewter, possibly with...

    I believe it is an alloy of pewter, possibly with a high sliver content.
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    Here's a circa-1650 felddeggen I acquired from a...

    Here's a circa-1650 felddeggen I acquired from a fellow forumite this year. It's the rare pewter hilt form with a thumb-ring typical of northern Germany and the Low Countries. This one's got an...
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    Here's a view of my version of this sabre, which...

    Here's a view of my version of this sabre, which has a decoration on the knucklebow that is seldom seen: It's just a flat diamond shape (it's small, but I wonder if it was intended as a surface for...
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    Yugoslavian from the interwar period.

    Yugoslavian from the interwar period.
  15. If it's the same guy (and he's the only candidate...

    If it's the same guy (and he's the only candidate I could find) he commanded the 1st Batt. of the King's Shropshire Light Infantry in 1885-89.

    Henry Douglas Rooke
    Ensign 53rd, December, 1859....
  16. Thread: Question

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    Howard, the two posts you made after posting your...

    Howard, the two posts you made after posting your original advert are the replies, even though they were posted by you.
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    This may just confuse the issue, but the version...

    This may just confuse the issue, but the version of Fairbairn's that I use shows a similar crest (albeit with the body of the bird rising slightly higher and a star on its chest, but with the "spear"...
  18. Langres was the signature of the cutlery town of...

    Langres was the signature of the cutlery town of Langres (Haute-Mame) which apparently converted during the revolutionary period to the making of swords.

    I'd put my money on Liger.
  19. It may be Pierre-Ambrose Liger (Ligee), a...

    It may be Pierre-Ambrose Liger (Ligee), a fourbisseur at 192 rue Coquillière in Paris, per the Who's Who of the French Army, 1350-1790. The name appears on weapons for about 50 years, though the...
  20. The poincons don't look right to me.

    The poincons don't look right to me.
  21. Chris, it could well have been used in anger as...

    Chris, it could well have been used in anger as Wilkinson maintained a high standard of manufacturing and the blade was tested prior to being dispatched. That said, the first line of defense for an...
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    It's the Swiss cav troopers pattern of 1867. The...

    It's the Swiss cav troopers pattern of 1867. The cross stamp and "Vaud" are the clues, aside from the form itself. See this discussion:...
  23. Thread: Khor sword

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    Vladimir, I think you are looking at a very worn...

    Vladimir, I think you are looking at a very worn etch of the "man-in-the-moon" talismanic symbol that shows only the narrow ends of the moon and the nose and mouth of the face. I added an example to...
  24. He was already there in 1897 working as principal...

    He was already there in 1897 working as principal of Rondebosch Boy's School, so he likely enlisted when the war broke out. Assuming he survived and returned to his role at the school, they may have...
  25. Here's a sidelong reference from The African...

    Here's a sidelong reference from The African Review, June 2, 1900:

    "CAPTAIN WARREN in command of No 1 Reserve Squadron Kitchener's Horse who was severely wounded at the Battle of Thaba Nchu...
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