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Forum: European Armoury 26th April 2022, 01:45 PM
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Posted By midelburgo
It is very nice you got it with a scabbard. the...

It is very nice you got it with a scabbard. the hilt and grip are probably from 1790s. The rings at the grip could be silver or silver plated. I think I recognize the mark at the ricasso as one from...
Forum: European Armoury 25th April 2022, 12:06 AM
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Posted By midelburgo
Hello. I do not think that is a repro but a...

Hello.
I do not think that is a repro but a very nice officer version. The octogonal pommel and the striated guardapolvo at the bottom of the cup are typical. You can find them as well in royal...
Forum: European Armoury 30th May 2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By midelburgo
The thing with Toledo replicas is that they made...

The thing with Toledo replicas is that they made very few a year but they lasted for something over 40 years. So it is to expect that some differences were introduced along. The shells can be more...
Forum: European Armoury 30th May 2021, 07:00 PM
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Posted By midelburgo
Some older 1728s.

Some older 1728s.
Forum: European Armoury 30th May 2021, 06:29 PM
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Posted By midelburgo
Just to show the point of shields at the cross. ...

Just to show the point of shields at the cross.

Officers swords (and Guardias de Corps) have often a shield with a lyra like form. Troopers and some officers swords have just semicircles.
Forum: European Armoury 30th May 2021, 05:56 PM
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Posted By midelburgo
There are two problems here. The first one is...

There are two problems here. The first one is that the cross is of the wrong shape and too perfectly executed. I have never seen a real XVIIIth century 1728 where the transition from the round...
Forum: European Armoury 29th May 2021, 04:25 AM
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Posted By midelburgo
Now, imagine I did not find out about the sword...

Now, imagine I did not find out about the sword being a replica, until, after paying for it, I would receive it several days later.
Probably, I would be outraged, and ask for a return and a refund....
Forum: European Armoury 28th May 2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By midelburgo
Here there is an interesting psychological...

Here there is an interesting psychological question. With the fact that bidding online is easy and covers the globe. I, and as I suppose, many of you, keep an eye on several auctions at the same...
Forum: European Armoury 28th May 2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By midelburgo
In fact I know from that catalog since some 13...

In fact I know from that catalog since some 13 years ago, but somehow I thought all those swords were marked revealing they were copies, as most are.

Spanish swords are usually copied only as wall...
Forum: European Armoury 28th May 2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By midelburgo
Dilemma on a bilbo

I am just the winner in an online auction for a Spanish 1728 cavalry officer sword.
There was something strange at some points. Too perfect workmanship and an unusual blade model, marked X EN TOLEDO...
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