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Old 1st May 2020, 05:00 PM   #1
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Default Breast plate cuirasse information please

I have a substantial steel breast plate which I assumed was probably from a 19th C. British cavalry regiment. I've been looking online at similar examples, both British and Continental and am now not sure. I'd be grateful for any input from anyone who may be able help.
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Old 5th May 2020, 01:53 PM   #2
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Hi
It looks v similar to a french one i once had
Mine had the armoury name and a date engraved on the inside just above the peascod
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Old 8th May 2020, 06:15 PM   #3
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It looks v similar to a french one i once had
Mine had the armoury name and a date engraved on the inside just above the peascod
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Thanks Ken, I've been all over it but it is rather patinated, the only thing I can see is an unprecise stamped letter at the inside top right.

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... the only thing I can see is an unprecise stamped letter at the inside top right...

Still it would be interesting to have a look at it .
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Still it would be interesting to have a look at it .


Photo attached, First thought is a Broad arrow, but I'm not convinced that an arrow could be so badly mis-stamped , it could be a '1' or a poor 'K'
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May be it is this French M 1804 cuirass? At least the number of the rivets seems to be correct!
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Photo attached, First thought is a Broad arrow, but I'm not convinced that an arrow could be so badly mis-stamped , it could be a '1' or a poor 'K'

Maybe a poor "K", yes; only sort of a control mark, not the smith's signature ... i would say.
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Could the poor 'K' be Klingenthal?
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.... Could the poor 'K' be Klingenthal?...

Shouldn't that be a more stylized K.
... And shouldn't inspector marks be present ?


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