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Forum: European Armoury 28th April 2021, 10:55 PM
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Posted By Bryce
G'day Guys, Just giving this thread a bump....

G'day Guys,
Just giving this thread a bump. Does anyone have a Dawes marked officer's sword? They seem to be as scarce as hen's teeth.
Cheers,
Bryce
Forum: European Armoury 24th April 2021, 06:01 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 14,151
Posted By Bryce
G'day Jim, Here is the rest of the article on...

G'day Jim,
Here is the rest of the article on artillery swords.
Cheers,
Bryce
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd February 2021, 10:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,497
Posted By Bryce
This comparison photo with a British 1796 light...

This comparison photo with a British 1796 light cavalry sabre illustrates the "point" a little better. With a typical sabre, in order to deliver the point to the target, the user has to drop their...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,497
Posted By Bryce
G'day Guys, I have a British sword circa 1815...

G'day Guys,
I have a British sword circa 1815 with a recurved blade, similar to this one. My blade is a pipe-back and is 80cm long. The intent of the design seems to be to provide a curved cutting...
Forum: European Armoury 9th February 2021, 02:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,287
Posted By Bryce
G'day Jim, Henry Osborn was using the G and...

G'day Jim,
Henry Osborn was using the G and also GG long before he partnered with John Gunby. Recently I have become aware that earlier (possibly 1780's) Henry Osborn had been marking his swords...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th February 2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,276
Posted By Bryce
G'day Alex, Where did you get the right hand...

G'day Alex,
Where did you get the right hand side photo from? To me it looks exactly like antique wootz. I have an antique blade with a very similar pattern.
Cheers,
Bryce
Forum: European Armoury 6th February 2021, 08:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,287
Posted By Bryce
Thanks CC, Originally I thought the S may have...

Thanks CC,
Originally I thought the S may have had something to do with Solingen, as I know Prosser did use Runkel marked blades from Solingen, but I no longer think so. I have also seen an S stamp...
Forum: European Armoury 5th February 2021, 05:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,287
Posted By Bryce
S Stamp on British Swords

G'day Guys,
I have come across several examples of British officers' swords from around 1800 that have an "S" stamp on their ricasso, in a similar way that Osborn marked swords have a "G" stamp....
Forum: European Armoury 19th January 2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,208
Posted By Bryce
G'day Jim, I think Wilkinson began using the...

G'day Jim,
I think Wilkinson began using the proof disc from around 1845 when his "new" blade design was introduced. This period isn't my main area of focus, so someone more knowledgeable may be...
Forum: European Armoury 19th January 2021, 07:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,208
Posted By Bryce
G'day Guys, Here is the sword of Lt Edward...

G'day Guys,
Here is the sword of Lt Edward Lavallin Puxley who served with the 4th Light Dragoons in Crimea. He arrived in Crimea after the charge. It is not maker marked, but the proved poincon is...
Forum: European Armoury 4th January 2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,510
Posted By Bryce
G'day Ulrik, To add to what Jim has posted,...

G'day Ulrik,

To add to what Jim has posted, most of these stirrup-hilted lion head swords predate the 1803 pattern infantry officer sword. I have one with a horn grip which is dated 1799. Ivory...
Forum: European Armoury 21st December 2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,431
Posted By Bryce
G'day Jim, It is possible. There is evidence...

G'day Jim,
It is possible. There is evidence that these sabres were used in battle, rather than just kept for dress use. To achieve the level of distress that your sabre has it is likely that it...
Forum: European Armoury 19th December 2020, 12:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,431
Posted By Bryce
G'day Jim, You are right that the original...

G'day Jim,
You are right that the original batch of 10th Hussars' swords used Solingen blades like my example below. Later examples had the flat, unfullered blades like the sword in this thread. In...
Forum: European Armoury 18th December 2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,025
Posted By Bryce
G'day Ulrik, That style of blade is commonly...

G'day Ulrik,
That style of blade is commonly found on mortuary hilts. Here is one in my collection which was later mounted with a 1788 pattern heavy cavalry officer's style hilt.
Cheers,
Bryce
Forum: European Armoury 18th December 2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,431
Posted By Bryce
G'day Ulrik, It is a 1796 light cavalry officer...

G'day Ulrik,
It is a 1796 light cavalry officer sword which is very much in the style of the sword cutler John Prosser. We will call it light cavalry, but the truth is it could also have been...
Forum: European Armoury 13th December 2020, 03:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,938
Posted By Bryce
G'day Guys, Just to further illustrate how...

G'day Guys,
Just to further illustrate how difficult it is to determine what branch of the army an unmarked 1796 style sabre may have been used in, on page 14 of Richard Dellar's "The British...
Forum: European Armoury 12th December 2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,938
Posted By Bryce
G'day Jim, Those sorts of dimensions mean it is...

G'day Jim,
Those sorts of dimensions mean it is just as likely that this is a cavalry officer's sword as an infantry officer's. It is a pity it no longer has its scabbard as this may have given us...
Forum: European Armoury 10th December 2020, 01:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,938
Posted By Bryce
Here is one of the earliest British pipe-back...

Here is one of the earliest British pipe-back swords I have seen. Made by James Wilkes around 1800. The intent was to make a better cutting sword by giving it a very fine cutting edge, with the...
Forum: European Armoury 10th December 2020, 01:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,938
Posted By Bryce
Here is a pipe-back sword which can be positively...

Here is a pipe-back sword which can be positively attributed to a flank company officer during the Napoleonic period. It was made by Prosser and marked to the grenadier company of the 45th Regiment...
Forum: European Armoury 8th December 2020, 11:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,938
Posted By Bryce
To show what I mean by a heavier blade compared...

To show what I mean by a heavier blade compared to one with a fine edge, here is the sword of Richard Beauchamp of the 16th LD circa 1811. Compare the fineness of the blade edge to the 7th Hussars...
Forum: European Armoury 8th December 2020, 11:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,938
Posted By Bryce
Here is a British pipe-back sabre circa 1816. It...

Here is a British pipe-back sabre circa 1816. It has a heavier blade like Jim's although much straighter. It was made by GS Reddell and is marked to the 7th Hussars, with the initials CJH for Charles...
Forum: European Armoury 7th December 2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,938
Posted By Bryce
G'day Jim, The term "flank company" refers to...

G'day Jim,
The term "flank company" refers to the Grenadier and Light companies of a British infantry regiment. The Grenadier company, symbolised by a flaming grenade was the largest (and generally...
Forum: European Armoury 7th December 2020, 03:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,938
Posted By Bryce
G'day Jim, That is a very interesting sword. I...

G'day Jim,
That is a very interesting sword. I haven't come across that combination of canted hilt and pipe-back blade before. Normally these canted hilts are associated with flat, unfullered...
Forum: European Armoury 20th October 2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,378
Posted By Bryce
G'day Jim, I think they were stamped prior to...

G'day Jim,
I think they were stamped prior to being issued to a regiment. Royal Armouries examples are stamped as are the British examples recently sold from the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.
Cheers,...
Forum: European Armoury 20th October 2020, 12:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,378
Posted By Bryce
G'day Norman, I haven't come across punch marks...

G'day Norman,
I haven't come across punch marks on a scabbard throat like these before. Are they just round or do they have a symbol inside? I agree that the lack of British acceptance stamps rules...
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