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Forum: European Armoury 15th December 2021, 01:44 AM
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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, 08:55 AM
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Posted By Radboud
The letter is reproduced from “The British...

The letter is reproduced from “The British Cavalry Sword 1788 - 1912” 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, 07:18 AM
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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, 02:22 AM
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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 26th November 2021, 10:59 AM
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Posted By Radboud
Interesting hanger Cel, does it have a Royal...

Interesting hanger Cel, does it have a Royal Cypher on the blade?
The markings look late 18th Century, very early 19th Century to me.

Personally I don’t think the blade has been shortened as...
Forum: European Armoury 26th November 2021, 10:47 AM
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Posted By Radboud
If it helps, I have a 1796 LC marked Gill’s...

If it helps, I have a 1796 LC marked Gill’s Warranted that dates to no earlier than 1817.
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