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Forum: European Armoury 4th December 2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Will M
Just sign on the dotted line and they'll get you...

Just sign on the dotted line and they'll get you kitted out in full attire.

Wonderful find and a nice original piece. I agree with doing as little as necessary to conserve it. Once things are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 615
Posted By Will M
The grip looks nothing like the before photos...

The grip looks nothing like the before photos other than being three parts, well done!
The grinding marks on the blade can be removed with stoning using a soft coarse stone that disintegrates...
Forum: European Armoury 9th October 2021, 10:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,823
Posted By Will M
Great to find this pattern sword in such good...

Great to find this pattern sword in such good condition with scabbard.
I have a later 1822/45p infantry sword with an interesting addition quite similar to what you could put through the holes on...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th October 2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,194
Posted By Will M
Looks like a nice authentic ivory piece. Old...

Looks like a nice authentic ivory piece. Old ivory can appear new depending on how it was stored and protected, it's very stable for a natural object.
Forum: European Armoury 30th September 2021, 01:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,911
Posted By Will M
The scabbard frog stud is German style. The...

The scabbard frog stud is German style. The scabbard is incorrect for the sword and does not fit well being far too wide and too long.
Continental is a term used for "who knows, somewhere in...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd August 2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,845
Posted By Will M
would be nice to see this pistol in its original...

would be nice to see this pistol in its original flintlock configuration.
Forum: European Armoury 23rd August 2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,845
Posted By Will M
The pistol appears to have a depiction of...

The pistol appears to have a depiction of Britannia and forward of the trigger guard is the typical British pineapple design. If not British made then was made for the British market.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 3rd August 2021, 03:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,460
Posted By Will M
Jim here is a good article by Matt Easton...

Jim here is a good article by Matt Easton regarding several British practice swords. Unfortunately it does not include your rare pattern....
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 3rd August 2021, 03:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,460
Posted By Will M
Jim over the years I've seen less than five of...

Jim over the years I've seen less than five of the sword I have and none of the one you have. Possibly Gordon Byrne may know something about your sword?
The black and white striped bowl must have...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 2nd August 2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,460
Posted By Will M
Jim I have not seen one like yours, with the...

Jim I have not seen one like yours, with the wooden grip it could suggest use in India. I have P11 made in May of 1915 which is odd because the 1908p sword is not a duelling sword but basically a...
Forum: European Armoury 25th July 2021, 02:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,914
Posted By Will M
Jim the example on the right has a pommel very...

Jim the example on the right has a pommel very similar to a Georgian cavalry sword that just sold at Tony Cribbs auction. I noticed it because I have a sister sword virtually identical but with...
Forum: European Armoury 16th July 2021, 04:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,509
Posted By Will M
Richard that had crossed my mind. Good to know...

Richard that had crossed my mind. Good to know I'm not the only one!
We somewhat lose track of HJ Wilkinson once he became a controller. 1 Jan. 1870 he is listed as assistant controller.
In 1862-63...
Forum: European Armoury 14th July 2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,509
Posted By Will M
To add some details, the notation of "NP" as some...

To add some details, the notation of "NP" as some say represents "nickel plated" may be recording the swords scabbard screws? Normally the blade proof page is the blade only but in this case the...
Forum: European Armoury 12th July 2021, 03:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,509
Posted By Will M
I don't see any 1856 dating only 1855. Try...

I don't see any 1856 dating only 1855.
Try blocking out letters either side of the letter you are looking at.
By taking each letter individually you can see "Med" instead of "Steel'
Same for...
Forum: European Armoury 11th July 2021, 06:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,509
Posted By Will M
Adrian the guards regiments got new pattern steel...

Adrian the guards regiments got new pattern steel hilts in 1854 with their own crests in the ovals.
This sword has the brass infantry officers hilt and the oval originally contained the "VR" and...
Forum: European Armoury 10th July 2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,007
Posted By Will M
This law should be reinstated, as you know once...

This law should be reinstated, as you know once married other priorities prevent using $ to collect arms.

I had seen the double A marking before and was unaware of its meaning.
Always more to...
Forum: European Armoury 10th July 2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,509
Posted By Will M
The guard is the new pattern for the non folding...

The guard is the new pattern for the non folding hilt. He would have had the VR replaced with the general officers crossed sword and baton.
I'm guessing that Gren could be Gen for general officers?...
Forum: European Armoury 9th July 2021, 11:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,509
Posted By Will M
I didn't want to guess at the words which can...

I didn't want to guess at the words which can lead to someone being unable to look past what I wrote. Other than the dates, anything under the entry for the blade size.
Forum: European Armoury 9th July 2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,509
Posted By Will M
9th regt. of foot, Royal Norfolk Regt.

An interesting sword to a Capt in the Crimea with the 9th Foot. Later to be general staff with transport and commissionariat. Medal and clasp for Sebastopol and 5th class of the order of Medjidie...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,081
Posted By Will M
Yes it does appear to be a rough sand cast guard...

Yes it does appear to be a rough sand cast guard probably taken from an existing sword guard. I find these swords interesting considering the likelihood of them being used in battle.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2021, 04:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,081
Posted By Will M
I see the crown but under it i'm not sure. I...

I see the crown but under it i'm not sure. I don't think it's a VR. Possibly finding another sword with less wear could answer as to what it represents?

Looks like the guard at the pommel has a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2021, 02:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,081
Posted By Will M
The more I look at this sword, the blade appears...

The more I look at this sword, the blade appears short for a sword.
I can see there is some loss since the fuller ends near the tip.
Could this be a sword bayonet blade? I say this because of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th June 2021, 04:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,081
Posted By Will M
I would think the pattern is the later 1854 when...

I would think the pattern is the later 1854 when officially the folding guard was abolished. The hilt does appear "locally" made with noticeable differences.
Why is there no photo of the cartouche...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th June 2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,081
Posted By Will M
Can you post a photo of the brass guard with its...

Can you post a photo of the brass guard with its coat of arms?
This could be an Indian sword for one of the Princely States.
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th June 2021, 04:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 998
Posted By Will M
The ivory laws are to prevent poaching, which in...

The ivory laws are to prevent poaching, which in fact save elephant lives and is not to regulate extinct animals. Fossilized ivory is no longer ivory.
I see many auctions describing ivory as bone or...
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