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Forum: European Armoury 20th October 2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,315
Posted By Bryce
G'day Jim, I think they were stamped prior to...

G'day Jim,
I think they were stamped prior to being issued to a regiment. Royal Armouries examples are stamped as are the British examples recently sold from the Rijksmuseum in...
Forum: European Armoury 20th October 2020, 12:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,315
Posted By Bryce
G'day Norman, I haven't come across punch marks...

G'day Norman,
I haven't come across punch marks on a scabbard throat like these before. Are they just round or do they have a symbol inside? I agree that the lack of British acceptance stamps rules...
Forum: European Armoury 6th October 2020, 03:46 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,579
Posted By Bryce
Here is an excerpt of a journal article from the...

Here is an excerpt of a journal article from the 70's which also sheds some more light on this subject. The authors were calling this sword the "Prussian" pattern sword. I would like to find where...
Forum: European Armoury 6th October 2020, 03:36 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,579
Posted By Bryce
G'day Jim, I don't why this pattern of sword is...

G'day Jim,
I don't why this pattern of sword is called the "Spanish" Pattern. They were certainly in use before the Peninsular War. Here is one marked "Osborn". Henry Osborn stopped using this mark...
Forum: European Armoury 4th October 2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 989
Posted By Bryce
G'day Jim, Is that something inscribed on the...

G'day Jim,
Is that something inscribed on the blade?
Cheers,
Bryce
Forum: European Armoury 4th October 2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,579
Posted By Bryce
G'day Jim, Here is another example of a set of...

G'day Jim,
Here is another example of a set of initials in a cartouche on a brass hilt. In this case it is on a French ANXI light cavalry sabre.

If Paul Storr who was a silversmith was indeed...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd October 2020, 12:51 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,579
Posted By Bryce
G'day Jim, We have one great advantage now that...

G'day Jim,
We have one great advantage now that previous generations of sword researchers didn't have - the internet! With a few clicks of the mouse we can view more examples of any particular type...
Forum: European Armoury 1st October 2020, 05:51 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,579
Posted By Bryce
Thanks Jim, I knew I had seen the illustrations...

Thanks Jim,
I knew I had seen the illustrations you quoted, but I couldn't find them. Here they are and both show a straight bladed sword with a brass, straight stirrup guard and black grip, not a...
Forum: European Armoury 30th September 2020, 10:10 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,579
Posted By Bryce
G'day Jim, Apart from the references you cited I...

G'day Jim,
Apart from the references you cited I haven't found any convincing evidence that these briquets were used by British royal artillery gunners. There is plenty of evidence that they were...
Forum: European Armoury 29th September 2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,579
Posted By Bryce
G'day Jim, I wasn't aware that the British ever...

G'day Jim,
I wasn't aware that the British ever used this type of sword. They did have the so called "Spanish" pattern artillery short sword. What makes you think your briquet is...
Forum: European Armoury 19th September 2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,149
Posted By Bryce
Here is one in the Royal Collection....

Here is one in the Royal Collection. Unfortunately it isn't marked and hasn't been further identified. We need to find one marked with a British maker to clear this up.
Cheers,
Bryce
Forum: European Armoury 17th September 2020, 11:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,149
Posted By Bryce
G'day Will, I don't know. I am just speculating...

G'day Will,
I don't know. I am just speculating that these swords with the ring attachment may be later, as this type of sword seems to have been in use during the American war of...
Forum: European Armoury 17th September 2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,149
Posted By Bryce
Here is another like yours I found on the...

Here is another like yours I found on the web.
Cheers,
Bryce
Forum: European Armoury 17th September 2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,149
Posted By Bryce
G'day Jim, Look at...

G'day Jim,
Look at this:
https://americansocietyofarmscollectors.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2008-B98-Rethinking-the-Potter-The-Truth-Behind-t.pdf
Forum: European Armoury 17th September 2020, 03:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,149
Posted By Bryce
G'day Jim, I came across a photo of the swords...

G'day Jim,
I came across a photo of the swords displayed at Belvoir Castle. Given that it is the ancestral home of the Dukes of Rutland and that this family raised the 21st Light Dragoons in 1760, it...
Forum: European Armoury 16th September 2020, 03:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,149
Posted By Bryce
Here is another from the Royal Armouries...

Here is another from the Royal Armouries collection, which by repute belonged to an officer of the 16th LD.
Cheers,
Bryce
Forum: European Armoury 16th September 2020, 03:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,149
Posted By Bryce
G'day Jim, Here is a photo of the "Elliot's...

G'day Jim,
Here is a photo of the "Elliot's Dragoons" officer's lion headed sword from the Royal Collection Trust you mentioned and a copy of the entry in the Carlton House Catalogue where it is...
Forum: European Armoury 14th September 2020, 10:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,149
Posted By Bryce
G'day Jim, As you say, there is plenty of...

G'day Jim,
As you say, there is plenty of evidence that the 15th Light Dragoons favoured this type of sword blade, but you can't rule out other regiments using them as well. The Royal Collection...
Forum: European Armoury 6th August 2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,949
Posted By Bryce
The scabbard looks like a genuine, British 1908...

The scabbard looks like a genuine, British 1908 pattern cavalry troopers'. The sword blade also looks like a 1908 cavalry troopers'. The hilt has some features of the British 1897 infantry officers...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd August 2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,932
Posted By Bryce
G'day Guys, Here is a British pipe-back sword...

G'day Guys,
Here is a British pipe-back sword with a blade of similar construction. This one is maker marked to GS Reddell, also marked to the 7th Hussars and with the initials CJH for Charles John...
Forum: European Armoury 20th July 2020, 11:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,214
Posted By Bryce
G'day Wayne, The G stamps indicate the blade was...

G'day Wayne,
The G stamps indicate the blade was made by the British sword maker Osborn or Osborn and Gunby in the period around 1796-1815 ish. It doesn't conform to any standard pattern, but could...
Forum: European Armoury 20th July 2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,343
Posted By Bryce
No worries Jim, I am just glad that you took an...

No worries Jim,
I am just glad that you took an interest.
Cheers,
Bryce
Forum: European Armoury 20th July 2020, 04:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,600
Posted By Bryce
G'day Guys, Came across this photo of a sword in...

G'day Guys,
Came across this photo of a sword in the collection of the York Museum. The blade is marked "Me Fecit Hunsloe" and dates to around 1640. The grip is worn fish skin. No guarantee it...
Forum: European Armoury 20th July 2020, 04:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,343
Posted By Bryce
G'day Jim, I actually don't think there is...

G'day Jim,
I actually don't think there is anything unusual in the way Andria Ferara is marked on this blade. If you look closely, many Andrea Ferara blades are marked in the same way, it is just...
Forum: European Armoury 19th July 2020, 10:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,343
Posted By Bryce
G'day Jim, Markings aside it seems that this type...

G'day Jim,
Markings aside it seems that this type of blade was manufactured at Hounslow. A search of the net has revealed many examples of this style of blade marked "Me Fecit Hounslow". York Castle...
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