Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: In the wee woods north of Napanee Ontario
Wilkinson did stop using the proof disc for a cost saving measure, I don't have the date of this off hand. However Wilkinsons made swords other then their "best" having no proof disc as seen with this 1910 era sword.
You can still purchase copies of the 1831p mameluke sword with Wilkinson on the blade but these are made in China. The "Made in China" marking on the blade is very lightly acid etched in black onto the plating. The slightest touch to a buffing wheel would easily removes this.