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Old 3rd March 2016, 03:43 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by kronckew
...and why a lot of UK army and naval swords had/have a folding guard on the inner side, with a spring loaded catch to hold it in place after drawing, that is frequently missing.

Well noted!! It seems those hilts were brought in around mid 19th c.
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