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Forum: European Armoury 15th June 2022, 09:25 PM
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Posted By Bryce
G'day GC, There is a fair bit of information...

G'day GC,
There is a fair bit of information about Thomas Gill II in Richard Dellar's book "The British Cavalry Sword 1788-1912". He was born in 1744 and died in 1801. According to Richard Dellar,...
Forum: European Armoury 14th June 2022, 10:20 PM
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Posted By Bryce
G'day GC, In terms of dating your sword, my...

G'day GC,
In terms of dating your sword, my best guess would be 1770's. By the 1780's Thomas Gill was marking his swords with his "Warranted Never To Fail" slogan. I have an early Gill sword. I will...
Forum: European Armoury 13th June 2022, 10:43 PM
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Posted By Bryce
G'day GC, Radboud is correct that after 1796,...

G'day GC,
Radboud is correct that after 1796, crown over number inspection stamps don't correspond to any particular maker. Prior to this they are relatively uncommon, so I don't know for sure, but...
Forum: European Armoury 6th March 2022, 09:05 PM
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Posted By Bryce
G'day Calien, Normally I would say take...

G'day Calien,
Normally I would say take anything engraved on a scabbard after the fact with a grain of salt, but in this case, the portrait shows that at the very least Stepney Cowell did have this...
Forum: European Armoury 6th March 2022, 08:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,433
Posted By Bryce
G'day Calien, I can't help you with the crest,...

G'day Calien,
I can't help you with the crest, but I do have a couple of swords with similar blade decoration including the "all seeing eye". Originally I thought this style of blade decoration may...
Forum: European Armoury 9th February 2022, 12:43 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,386
Posted By Bryce
You are right. The 11th Hussars sword I posted...

You are right. The 11th Hussars sword I posted above has exactly the same design on the crossguard (with the addition of the Egypt battle honour) as marked 9th Lancers examples, but the scabbard...
Forum: European Armoury 8th February 2022, 09:01 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,386
Posted By Bryce
If you google "11th Hussars mameluke" you can...

If you google "11th Hussars mameluke" you can find several examples on the web.

Going back to Calien's mameluke by T Symmons 102 Pall Mall, I stumbled across an example on the net which does have...
Forum: European Armoury 8th February 2022, 02:57 AM
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Views: 9,386
Posted By Bryce
G'day JT88, The 11th Hussars also had similar...

G'day JT88,
The 11th Hussars also had similar motifs on their scabbard bands and cross guards. I think you can call it "in the style favoured by light cavalry officers", but you can't narrow it down...
Forum: European Armoury 7th February 2022, 02:56 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,386
Posted By Bryce
Thanks guys, He isn't in the 1814 London PO...

Thanks guys,
He isn't in the 1814 London PO Directory or the 1816 PO Directory. It suggests he may only have been in business between October 1814 and October 1815. I wonder where the comment about...
Forum: European Armoury 6th February 2022, 11:38 PM
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Views: 9,386
Posted By Bryce
Thanks Calien, Where did you find the...

Thanks Calien,
Where did you find the information about Symmons? I have had a bit of a look for him, and have found a merchant and a brass founder, but neither at this address?
Cheers,
Bryce
Forum: European Armoury 5th February 2022, 09:13 PM
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Posted By Bryce
G'day Calien, I am very interested in early...

G'day Calien,
I am very interested in early British pipe-backs. What more can you tell us about your sword? Who made it and who owned it?
Cheers,
Bryce
Forum: European Armoury 4th February 2022, 09:13 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,386
Posted By Bryce
I just found this image in my files. I don't know...

I just found this image in my files. I don't know the source. It appears to have a Persian shamshir blade and the cross guard and scabbard bands associated with lancers.

G'day Kronckew,
The 45th...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd February 2022, 09:24 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,386
Posted By Bryce
The first one was hall marked but I can't...

The first one was hall marked but I can't remember what the date was. I think it was in the range 1810-20. The second is dateable by the maker to 1813-17. Just to further emphasize how difficult your...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd February 2022, 02:44 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,386
Posted By Bryce
Here is one marked to an officer of the 82nd...

Here is one marked to an officer of the 82nd regiment of foot.
Cheers,
Bryce
Forum: European Armoury 3rd February 2022, 12:28 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,386
Posted By Bryce
Here is another example with a Persian? wootz...

Here is another example with a Persian? wootz blade, silver gilt mounts and leather scabbard.
Cheers,
Bryce
Forum: European Armoury 2nd February 2022, 03:24 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,386
Posted By Bryce
G'day JT88, Why are you convinced that the...

G'day JT88,
Why are you convinced that the scabbard was originally covered in velvet and that the current leather is a replacement? The majority of these mamelukes had leather, rather than velvet...
Forum: European Armoury 1st February 2022, 03:51 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,386
Posted By Bryce
As I said earlier, these types of mamelukes were...

As I said earlier, these types of mamelukes were not just confined to Lancer officers. Robert Dighton Jnr produced several iliustrations of Hussar and Light Dragoon officers carrying thses swords in...
Forum: European Armoury 31st January 2022, 01:12 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,386
Posted By Bryce
G'day JT88, Without any sort of marking it is...

G'day JT88,
Without any sort of marking it is impossible to identify what sort of officer owned your sword. It wasn't just Lancer officers who carried them. It could have been carried by any cavalry...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd January 2022, 09:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 19,051
Posted By Bryce
G'day GC, Thanks for posting this. The first...

G'day GC,
Thanks for posting this. The first stamp could be an O or maybe another G? Not sure what the other mark is.
I have discovered that prior to 1796, Henry Osborn was marking his blades with...
Forum: European Armoury 20th January 2022, 08:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,269
Posted By Bryce
G'day Drac2k, I agree with the previous...

G'day Drac2k,
I agree with the previous comments that neither sword is British. The top sword isn't a British 1796 LC sabre. Can you please post a better photo of the hilt?
Cheers,
Bryce
Forum: European Armoury 11th October 2021, 12:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,560
Posted By Bryce
G'day Jim, I agree this isn't the sort of blade...

G'day Jim,
I agree this isn't the sort of blade you would expect to find on a mortuary hilt like mine, but it is exactly the sort of blade you would find on an early 18th Century basket-hilt. The...
Forum: European Armoury 9th October 2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,560
Posted By Bryce
G'day Guys, This sword is a cracker. I would...

G'day Guys,
This sword is a cracker. I would love to have it in my collection. I would say it is definitely an heirloom blade from the 17th or maybe early 18th century. It could be a 1796 heavy...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th October 2021, 10:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,452
Posted By Bryce
Beautiful examples! Unfortunately I don't have...

Beautiful examples! Unfortunately I don't have any to contribute, but I may have to put one on my Christmas wish list.
Cheers,
Bryce
Forum: European Armoury 7th October 2021, 04:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,641
Posted By Bryce
G'day Patrick, I can only comment from a...

G'day Patrick,
I can only comment from a British swords perspective, but like Victrix said, British swords were only sharpened when the owner left for active service. The type of edge they had prior...
Forum: European Armoury 30th September 2021, 09:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,641
Posted By Bryce
G'day Guys, Definitely not British. My vote is...

G'day Guys,
Definitely not British. My vote is European, possibly Swedish.
Cheers,
Bryce
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