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Forum: European Armoury 4th May 2022, 10:04 PM
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Posted By Radboud
Great looking sword, but technically not a...

Great looking sword, but technically not a rapier. More of a broad sword with a mortuary or walloon style hilt/guard.
Forum: European Armoury 6th March 2022, 09:30 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,093
Posted By Radboud
Iíve asked that very question on another forum...

Iíve asked that very question on another forum using your sword plus another as examples that might suggest a link. Unfortunately the consensus was that it was likely to be fashion rather than any...
Forum: European Armoury 6th March 2022, 12:15 AM
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Views: 9,093
Posted By Radboud
Another sword in this 'fashion style.' I...

Another sword in this 'fashion style.'

I don't think that we can conclusively call these swords 1796 Pattern light cavalry sabres. There are too many variations (the 1796 LC is a pattern after...
Forum: European Armoury 5th March 2022, 11:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,093
Posted By Radboud
Wonderful quality on the etching, I wonder if it...

Wonderful quality on the etching, I wonder if it wasn't an export sword. I've seen an example of a Dutch naval officer's sword by Prosser, so it is possible that Brunn exported as well.
Forum: European Armoury 7th February 2022, 12:21 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,633
Posted By Radboud
Steve Langhamís database is an invaluable...

Steve Langhamís database is an invaluable resource and can be found here:

https://naturalacuity.com/SwordSearch/Makers.php?key=0ff3bffe-6cd6-4f8f-9a3d-02f606c626ed

If you click on the i button...
Forum: European Armoury 1st February 2022, 07:50 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,633
Posted By Radboud
Gentlemen, please. You are confusing modern-day...

Gentlemen, please. You are confusing modern-day sentiments with those of two centuries ago. In the time that Jim's sabre belongs to, General Officers and their staff were very much on the battlefield...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd January 2022, 09:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,626
Posted By Radboud
Thank you. Good on you. At the end of...

Thank you.



Good on you. At the end of the day, this is all that matters. So much more than the opinion of some random on the internet.
Forum: European Armoury 22nd January 2022, 08:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,626
Posted By Radboud
This last sword is not a British 1796 Pattern...

This last sword is not a British 1796 Pattern Light Cavalry.

It is a Dutch m1813 No.1 Light Cavalry Troopers sabre, and nicely illustrates the problem with other nations use of this sword type....
Forum: European Armoury 22nd January 2022, 08:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,626
Posted By Radboud
2. Officers 1796 Pattern light cavalry by Osborn...

2. Officers 1796 Pattern light cavalry by Osborn dating to before 1800:

This a stouter sword, that weighs 900 grams, the blade width at the ricasso is 35mm, pinches in to 33mm in the middle before...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd January 2022, 08:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,626
Posted By Radboud
Unfortunately I only have two 1796 LCs to show...

Unfortunately I only have two 1796 LCs to show you what I mean, and forum rules prevent the posting of photos from Auctions and dealer sites.

But hopefully these will help give an impression.
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Forum: European Armoury 22nd January 2022, 07:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,626
Posted By Radboud
Thanks, photos can be deceiving when trying to...

Thanks, photos can be deceiving when trying to gauge proportions and it looked small. 5 inches is an appropriate outside grip length.

Without wanting to be malicious my concerns with this sword...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd January 2022, 07:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,626
Posted By Radboud
Thanks for the additional photos, is there any...

Thanks for the additional photos, is there any leather remaining on the grip? Also what is the length of the grip?
Forum: European Armoury 20th January 2022, 07:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,626
Posted By Radboud
British 1796 LC sabres with regimental/troop/rack...

British 1796 LC sabres with regimental/troop/rack numbers are significantly less commonly found than those without. Normally such numbers indicate foreign service, for example, with the Kingdom of...
Forum: European Armoury 19th January 2022, 10:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,626
Posted By Radboud
I donít think either of these swords are British....

I donít think either of these swords are British.

The top one isnít a 1796 LC in any case. The blade shape is wrong, the ricasso too large, the guard too thick and itís missing the langetsÖ to...
Forum: European Armoury 16th January 2022, 09:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,580
Posted By Radboud
What is the distil taper like on the blade? Does...

What is the distil taper like on the blade? Does it go from thick at the base to very narrow at the tip?

It's an interesting looking sword, as you say very curvy, how long is the blade?
Forum: European Armoury 28th December 2021, 09:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,197
Posted By Radboud
Thank you, the inscription, N Tol, is very...

Thank you, the inscription, N Tol, is very similar to the one pictured on page 211 of Armes Blanches Symbolisme Inscriptions by Jean L'Hoste.

But as you say it could well be a Solingen blade...
Forum: European Armoury 28th December 2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,197
Posted By Radboud
Regrettably again there are no hard and fast...

Regrettably again there are no hard and fast rules, as we see sword blades marked to J J Runkel (especially the earlier ones) with typical Solingen decorations mounted on late 18th Century British...
Forum: European Armoury 28th December 2021, 08:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,197
Posted By Radboud
I.C.B or sometimes I.G.B is believed to be the...

I.C.B or sometimes I.G.B is believed to be the mark for Johann and Clemens Boegel of Solingen.
Forum: European Armoury 28th December 2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,197
Posted By Radboud
Hello, Of the two marked blades, only the...

Hello,

Of the two marked blades, only the Toledo is a colichmarde, and it has a later hilt. However the blade has always been a smallsword blade. I have posted it previously in this...
Forum: European Armoury 28th December 2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,197
Posted By Radboud
I have a colichemarde blade that is marked N Tol...

I have a colichemarde blade that is marked N Tol for Toledo on one of my smallswords.

Another, with a regular tri-foil blade has the makers mark I.C.B on the ricasso. So we canít really say all...
Forum: European Armoury 28th December 2021, 03:32 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,093
Posted By Radboud
Hopefully these photos better explain what I...

Hopefully these photos better explain what I mean, they are all from early 19th Century British Cavalry Officer swords.

The first one is a Osborn 1796 Pattern light Cavalry from before 1801, the...
Forum: European Armoury 27th December 2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,093
Posted By Radboud
The scabbard raises a couple of flags with me,...

The scabbard raises a couple of flags with me, rings are out of period. They could be replacements, but at the time split rings would be used for officer swords.

Also I canít see the brazing seam...
Forum: European Armoury 15th December 2021, 01:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,491
Posted By Radboud
Thanks for sharing that, kronckew. From my...

Thanks for sharing that, kronckew.

From my understanding, the idea of centralised proof testing of swords was still in it's infancy in the late 18th Century. It wasn't until the 1796 Pattern...
Forum: European Armoury 13th December 2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,491
Posted By Radboud
The letter is reproduced from ďThe British...

The letter is reproduced from ďThe British Cavalry Sword 1788 - 1912Ē By Richard Dellar on pg. 285 - 286

The spine thickness was measured against a special gauge and then subjected to a bend test,...
Forum: European Armoury 13th December 2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,491
Posted By Radboud
Results of the test, as you can imagine, Woolley...

Results of the test, as you can imagine, Woolley was not happy with the results and felt ambushed by the tests.
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