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Old 24th September 2017, 12:11 PM   #22
Ibrahiim al Balooshi
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I begin to have my doubts on some of the supposed Shotley Swords ...or claimed as Shotley swords...such as from~

Although it would fit very nicely into my suggestion that since the hotel/public house; ...The Crown and Crossed Swords was part of the Sword makers estate; ...that if the emblem was Two English basket swords crossed below a crown;...that swords of the Basket variety would have been made there?...see below.
On reflection the sword dates seem somewhat odd...perhaps a typing error....since if Shotley didn't start making swords til 1685 how can a sword with 1596 be slated here as from there?... Would it not simply be a Solingen sword?
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