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Forum: European Armoury 22nd January 2022, 10:42 PM
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Posted By Radboud
Thank you. Good on you. At the end of...

Thank you.



Good on you. At the end of the day, this is all that matters. So much more than the opinion of some random on the internet.
Forum: European Armoury 22nd January 2022, 09:26 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By Radboud
This last sword is not a British 1796 Pattern...

This last sword is not a British 1796 Pattern Light Cavalry.

It is a Dutch m1813 No.1 Light Cavalry Troopers sabre, and nicely illustrates the problem with other nations use of this sword type....
Forum: European Armoury 22nd January 2022, 09:18 PM
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Posted By Radboud
2. Officers 1796 Pattern light cavalry by Osborn...

2. Officers 1796 Pattern light cavalry by Osborn dating to before 1800:

This a stouter sword, that weighs 900 grams, the blade width at the ricasso is 35mm, pinches in to 33mm in the middle before...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd January 2022, 09:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 561
Posted By Radboud
Unfortunately I only have two 1796 LCs to show...

Unfortunately I only have two 1796 LCs to show you what I mean, and forum rules prevent the posting of photos from Auctions and dealer sites.

But hopefully these will help give an impression.
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Forum: European Armoury 22nd January 2022, 08:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 561
Posted By Radboud
Thanks, photos can be deceiving when trying to...

Thanks, photos can be deceiving when trying to gauge proportions and it looked small. 5 inches is an appropriate outside grip length.

Without wanting to be malicious my concerns with this sword...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd January 2022, 08:07 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By Radboud
Thanks for the additional photos, is there any...

Thanks for the additional photos, is there any leather remaining on the grip? Also what is the length of the grip?
Forum: European Armoury 20th January 2022, 08:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 561
Posted By Radboud
British 1796 LC sabres with regimental/troop/rack...

British 1796 LC sabres with regimental/troop/rack numbers are significantly less commonly found than those without. Normally such numbers indicate foreign service, for example, with the Kingdom of...
Forum: European Armoury 19th January 2022, 11:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 561
Posted By Radboud
I donít think either of these swords are British....

I donít think either of these swords are British.

The top one isnít a 1796 LC in any case. The blade shape is wrong, the ricasso too large, the guard too thick and itís missing the langetsÖ to...
Forum: European Armoury 16th January 2022, 10:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 352
Posted By Radboud
What is the distil taper like on the blade? Does...

What is the distil taper like on the blade? Does it go from thick at the base to very narrow at the tip?

It's an interesting looking sword, as you say very curvy, how long is the blade?
Forum: European Armoury 28th December 2021, 10:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,052
Posted By Radboud
Thank you, the inscription, N Tol, is very...

Thank you, the inscription, N Tol, is very similar to the one pictured on page 211 of Armes Blanches Symbolisme Inscriptions by Jean L'Hoste.

But as you say it could well be a Solingen blade...
Forum: European Armoury 28th December 2021, 09:17 PM
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Views: 1,052
Posted By Radboud
Regrettably again there are no hard and fast...

Regrettably again there are no hard and fast rules, as we see sword blades marked to J J Runkel (especially the earlier ones) with typical Solingen decorations mounted on late 18th Century British...
Forum: European Armoury 28th December 2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,052
Posted By Radboud
I.C.B or sometimes I.G.B is believed to be the...

I.C.B or sometimes I.G.B is believed to be the mark for Johann and Clemens Boegel of Solingen.
Forum: European Armoury 28th December 2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,052
Posted By Radboud
Hello, Of the two marked blades, only the...

Hello,

Of the two marked blades, only the Toledo is a colichmarde, and it has a later hilt. However the blade has always been a smallsword blade. I have posted it previously in this...
Forum: European Armoury 28th December 2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,052
Posted By Radboud
I have a colichemarde blade that is marked N Tol...

I have a colichemarde blade that is marked N Tol for Toledo on one of my smallswords.

Another, with a regular tri-foil blade has the makers mark I.C.B on the ricasso. So we canít really say all...
Forum: European Armoury 28th December 2021, 04:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,495
Posted By Radboud
Hopefully these photos better explain what I...

Hopefully these photos better explain what I mean, they are all from early 19th Century British Cavalry Officer swords.

The first one is a Osborn 1796 Pattern light Cavalry from before 1801, the...
Forum: European Armoury 27th December 2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,495
Posted By Radboud
The scabbard raises a couple of flags with me,...

The scabbard raises a couple of flags with me, rings are out of period. They could be replacements, but at the time split rings would be used for officer swords.

Also I canít see the brazing seam...
Forum: European Armoury 15th December 2021, 02:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,376
Posted By Radboud
Thanks for sharing that, kronckew. From my...

Thanks for sharing that, kronckew.

From my understanding, the idea of centralised proof testing of swords was still in it's infancy in the late 18th Century. It wasn't until the 1796 Pattern...
Forum: European Armoury 13th December 2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,376
Posted By Radboud
The letter is reproduced from ďThe British...

The letter is reproduced from ďThe British Cavalry Sword 1788 - 1912Ē By Richard Dellar on pg. 285 - 286

The spine thickness was measured against a special gauge and then subjected to a bend test,...
Forum: European Armoury 13th December 2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,376
Posted By Radboud
Results of the test, as you can imagine, Woolley...

Results of the test, as you can imagine, Woolley was not happy with the results and felt ambushed by the tests.
Forum: European Armoury 13th December 2021, 07:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,453
Posted By Radboud
Like Will says, that style of tip is fairly...

Like Will says, that style of tip is fairly common on British swords of the time. It creates a light but stiff blade.

My non-regulation grenadier officerís sabre has the same style on a 830mm...
Forum: European Armoury 13th December 2021, 03:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,376
Posted By Radboud
This is not strictly correct. While it is true...

This is not strictly correct. While it is true that the term "Warranted Never to Fail" originated with Thomas Gill, it did not come from the 'Sword Scandals' which actually occurred much later,...
Forum: European Armoury 12th December 2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,453
Posted By Radboud
Hi Drack, According to John McGrath and...

Hi Drack,

According to John McGrath and Mark Barton, “British Naval Swords & Swordsmanship”

It is probable that 1803 Pattern swords were carried by officers of the Royal Marines and Royal...
Forum: European Armoury 12th December 2021, 01:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,037
Posted By Radboud
Hi Drack, Try Matthew Forde:...

Hi Drack,

Try Matthew Forde: https://www.fordemilitaryantiques.com/

He just wrote a book on Italian swords and at the very least should be able to point you in the right direction.

Cheers...
Forum: European Armoury 12th December 2021, 01:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,453
Posted By Radboud
Hi Drack, That is a neat 1803 you have...

Hi Drack,

That is a neat 1803 you have there, does it have a maker's name or cutler on it?

To answer your first question, the tip of your sword wouldn't have been officially shortened. These...
Forum: European Armoury 10th December 2021, 06:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,508
Posted By Radboud
I second Roberts comments that it is likely a...

I second Roberts comments that it is likely a composite of a spadroon blade and a cosmetic/theatrical hilt. Personally, I don't think it's a 1796 and more likely a later European type based on the...
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