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Forum: European Armoury 24th February 2018, 08:56 PM
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Posted By scinde
Thanks Fernando, although the date they have...

Thanks Fernando, although the date they have placed on it puzzles me somewhat.
Forum: European Armoury 24th February 2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,425
Posted By scinde
Thank you very much indeed, very encouraging to...

Thank you very much indeed, very encouraging to see these fine pistols have survived, whereas swords from the same period are apparently scarce.

This would seem to back up one of the other comments...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd February 2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,425
Posted By scinde
Garden & Son and Robt. S. Garden

As previous requests for information of swords sold by Garden have not produced one single piece of information, I'm now extending my request for information to include firearms that may have been...
Forum: European Armoury 27th January 2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,425
Posted By scinde
Garden

Thanks for the link Fernando however, I know the owners of that sword, and already recorded the information last year, at the time the sword was acquired..

I'm constantly looking for new...
Forum: European Armoury 26th January 2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,425
Posted By scinde
GARDEN

Thanks Fernando,

I seem to be missing something, or not using the search button correctly.
Forum: European Armoury 26th January 2018, 04:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,425
Posted By scinde
GARDEN & SON - ROBt. S. GARDEN

With reference to British swords, I am following a line of research on the subject of swords sold under the name of GARDEN.

The firm was widely known as Army Accoutrement Makers & Saddlers, and ...
Forum: European Armoury 13th October 2017, 09:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 848
Posted By scinde
Translation of script

Jon MB,

This is as close as I've got, the last part matches.

"garden aur beta oska shrik…shahre London"
Forum: European Armoury 13th October 2017, 07:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 848
Posted By scinde
Thanks Jon MB, that makes sense, two words down,...

Thanks Jon MB, that makes sense, two words down, now try and work out the rest.
Forum: European Armoury 13th October 2017, 06:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 848
Posted By scinde
Do have other images however they are all to big...

Do have other images however they are all to big to upload. No not a garter star, it's the number 3 at the middle of a star-burst. The sword belonged to an officer of the 3rd Bombay Light Cavalry.
Forum: European Armoury 10th October 2017, 08:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 848
Posted By scinde
Translation of script required

Already posted this elsewhere on forum but maybe the wrong section, as I received no comment.

My request is in reference to an EICo. officers sword which dates to 1852; the blade etched with three...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th October 2017, 10:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 768
Posted By scinde
Translation of script

Just wondering if anyone can help with translation of this section of script?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th October 2017, 07:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 768
Posted By scinde
Translation of script

Hi all,

Have a Light Cavalry sword bearing three lines of script, which has been viewed by a number of people in my attempts to achieve an accurate translation into the written English word; thus...
Forum: European Armoury 31st August 2017, 07:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,919
Posted By scinde
Officers of the Bombay Light Cavalry carried...

Officers of the Bombay Light Cavalry carried stirrup hilted swords with the quill point at a time that is likely contemporary with the sword that features in this post; with swords marked to the 1st...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th October 2016, 12:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,489
Posted By scinde
Cavalry horses

Some years back, I had the pleasure of meeting Trevor Lancelot Perry, a retired Anglo-Indian Colonel of the Indian Army, who had moved to Australia after he left the Army. His earlier regiment was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2016, 08:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,938
Posted By scinde
Blade types and associated scabbards

Hi all,

Not specifically in relation to Tulwar, but reference the Manton catalogue entry 512A straight-bladed Scimitar, can anyone shed any light on the earliest date and origin of Indian pattern...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2016, 08:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,924
Posted By scinde
Hi Roland, Very interesting and helpful; it...

Hi Roland,

Very interesting and helpful; it seems a combination of heating the blade with hot water and applying the vinegar solution will produce the desired result if there's anything to be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2016, 08:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,924
Posted By scinde
Hi Delef, Many thanks to you also, and I do...

Hi Delef,

Many thanks to you also, and I do understand what you say as regards the temperature of the object and etchant; I'll opt for vinegar and see what appears if anything??

Regards,

Gordon
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2016, 08:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,924
Posted By scinde
Hi Teador, Thanks very much, that's good...

Hi Teador,

Thanks very much, that's good information, and as you say quite safe. Not possible to use a container, so I'll opt for applying the solution by hand.

I appreciate your assistance.

Gordon
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd May 2016, 10:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,924
Posted By scinde
pattern forged blades

Hi Ariel,

Thanks for reply. I basic terms I was aware of the fact that the surface of the blade must be etched to reveal the grain structure however, the main thrust of my question was in relation...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd May 2016, 01:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,924
Posted By scinde
Pattern forged blades

Hi,

Quite new to this group, and not exactly a reply, but I would appreciate knowing the best method or process of testing a blade, to establish whether it is patterned or just plain. Thanks in...
Forum: European Armoury 18th May 2016, 12:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,743
Posted By scinde
Hi Robert, Taking on board the information...

Hi Robert,

Taking on board the information contained in this thread, I put forward that my understanding of the term "bale mark" is such, that it represents the identification of a merchant, or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd May 2016, 09:11 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 13,714
Posted By scinde
Frontier Field Force

Hi Jim,

Thanks for response and welcome. The marking on back edge of blade near hilt is fairly typical for Mole and others, some Wilkinson blades marked on ricasso; whereas from my observations,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st May 2016, 06:20 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 13,714
Posted By scinde
21st Cavalry - Indian Army

Hi Jim,

Just new to this forum and mainly interested in EIC and Indian Army, and wonder if I can ask specifically how your 21st Cavalry sword is identified. Would it be with the numerals 21...
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