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Forum: European Armoury 10th January 2022, 11:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By Will M
You can replace a leather washer that slides...

You can replace a leather washer that slides under the blade shoulders.
Just cut the blade hole to a shorter length, the leather will stretch over the blade and then slip under the blade shoulders....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th January 2022, 02:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,423
Posted By Will M
The main concern is moisture and it getting under...

The main concern is moisture and it getting under the corrosion and accelerating it. Never use water as it begins the corrosion process and will flake off more material. The aim is to dry the object...
Forum: European Armoury 1st January 2022, 07:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By Will M
Has strong French influence, the blade may have...

Has strong French influence, the blade may have been longer.
Forum: European Armoury 27th December 2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 702
Posted By Will M
The pointed stud protruding from the lock looks...

The pointed stud protruding from the lock looks like it winds up and the cock holds a flint that would run against the internal steel rotating wheel to create spark.
However it does look like the...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd December 2021, 11:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 791
Posted By Will M
This British sword book has virtually all British...

This British sword book has virtually all British swords, on sale and well worth the investment
...
Forum: European Armoury 13th December 2021, 04:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,327
Posted By Will M
The tip is a slashing type just not quite a...

The tip is a slashing type just not quite a hatchet point. If it was a thrusting tip the back of the blade would be ground down somewhat like what the British did to their 1796 HC swords. These...
Forum: European Armoury 12th December 2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,327
Posted By Will M
I see nothing to indicate that the blade has been...

I see nothing to indicate that the blade has been shortened. The corrosion on the tip matches the rest of the blade. The point is done correctly and has corresponding fasle edge. It appears to have...
Forum: European Armoury 10th December 2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,221
Posted By Will M
I see a cut down 1907 bayonet blade with a...

I see a cut down 1907 bayonet blade with a ameteur made guard or modified guard. The exposed nut on the tang is not how edged weapons are finished in the pommel.
Forum: European Armoury 4th December 2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,820
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: 1,245
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: 2,386
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: 2,450
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: 5,363
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: 7,934
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: 7,934
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: 3,800
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: 3,800
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: 3,800
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: 3,308
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: 2,710
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: 2,710
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: 2,710
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: 2,710
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: 5,249
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: 2,710
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?...
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