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    I dunno Bill, why you wouldn't have simply...

    I dunno Bill, why you wouldn't have simply replied they were from the House of Swords.

    My jibe "cantese" was for canted hilts. Maybe I should have used cantees and you would have wondered why...
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    Super cool!

    Super cool!
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    I'm reminded of these A few of these "cantese"...

    I'm reminded of these

    A few of these "cantese" I have archived.
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    Here we go. One of these years I will get some...

    Here we go. One of these years I will get some filing work done. This one filed in 2014, the other one 2008.

    It is also possible the sword might have been an officer of the AHAC. The "ordinary"...
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    The skull and cross bones are quite masonic...

    The skull and cross bones are quite masonic Scottish Rite as well. I could see a private purchase commission. Some years ago I came across a sabre that I thought unique for years until another twin...
  6. Nice work! Here is the old Hawkins sword thread....

    Nice work! Here is the old Hawkins sword thread.
    http://www.swordforum.com/vb4/showthread.php?119416-Half-basket-hilt
  7. Not me.

    Not me.
  8. Sword Attributed To General and President Franklin Pierce

    In rummaging through misplaced bookmarks, I had flagged this sword listed at Horse Soldier. Now on Hold, so I figure we can at least discuss its attributes. I am attaching just a couple of images...
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    Spectacular. Great photos.

    Spectacular. Great photos.
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    tre kewl !

    tre kewl !
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    Sorry, I was just kind of speechless when you...

    Sorry, I was just kind of speechless when you posted therm. Will you be posting the individually for us? Is the plainer (top/bottom) crested eagle spadroon marked to A.W.Spies?

    Curious minds and...
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    157239 ;)

    157239

    ;)
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    A nice set!

    A nice set!
  14. Thanks for the spine marks. Here is a quick...

    Thanks for the spine marks. Here is a quick spine snapshot of mine (light challenged)

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    I know we see them on later swords. I wish there was a way to link them all to the maker or forge....
  15. A German French Whatzit First Empire (?) Sabre

    A recent adoption I'm working on. Sometimes the offer is for less than one would bid. The blade is about 33 1/2" long. The etching goes right up the length of the fuller to the end. The hilt is...
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    By and large, we are all here at one time or...

    By and large, we are all here at one time or another during a given day. The great dilution of participation is apparent by the number of groups. The facebook groups are frustrating at times but...
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    Thanks. The fellow had posted to a few forums...

    Thanks. The fellow had posted to a few forums but is not on facebook. I caught the replies yesterday.

    Cheers
    GC
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    A Whatzit? What Timeline?

    Completely unmarked. A wayfarer bought it as an ACW officer's sword. It seems there are registration issues here, so I'm posting this around.

    French third republic?

    Cheers
    GC
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    Continental made blade vs British (imo). The...

    Continental made blade vs British (imo).

    The old "what does the peen look like" might come to mind.
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    The appearance of Brian's example may be from...

    The appearance of Brian's example may be from cleaning off rust while preserving what is left in the fuller.

    Neat sword.
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    Brian's blade looks fine to me and I agree the...

    Brian's blade looks fine to me and I agree the trellis effect in the ending of b&g was happening earlier than many maintain. I'd love to see more of Brian's find. The decoration is quite like some...
  22. The scabbard for mine was absolutely a mismatch,...

    The scabbard for mine was absolutely a mismatch, as the throat would not accept the blade. The scabbard was alos in parts, as broken in a couple of places I saved the fittings and tossed the...
  23. 157055 I found this one in a gun shop and...

    157055

    I found this one in a gun shop and without a pommel nut. I added a simple cutlery collet nut and added the felt washer. I later sprayed the grip black but may return it to white at some...
  24. Old Swords has a Romanian eagle head pommel sabre...

    Old Swords has a Romanian eagle head pommel sabre listed as cavalry.
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    I have a white sharkskin gripped eagle sabre in a naval form I blame on Romania but I have no proof. That...
  25. Thread: Best of 2020

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    I suppose my best buy might be an Ames 1870...

    I suppose my best buy might be an Ames 1870 bayonet that just arrived yesterday via the "pony express". Two weeks via USPS Priority. I could want for a scabbard but the price without was too...
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