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Forum: European Armoury 16th August 2021, 01:58 AM
Replies: 22
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Posted By Bryce
Thanks mate, 37mm puts it in the range of...

Thanks mate,
37mm puts it in the range of normal sized swords. If it started out life this short I would have expected it to be a bit narrower than this. Doesn't tell us when the shortening was...
Forum: European Armoury 15th August 2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,928
Posted By Bryce
G'day Guys, My 5 cents worth. The grip and...

G'day Guys,
My 5 cents worth. The grip and knuckleguard are unusual for a sword of this time period. The rounded knucklebow/guard remind me of later constabulary hangers, but I guess is also similar...
Forum: European Armoury 20th July 2021, 03:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,577
Posted By Bryce
In this case we have the whole forequarters and...

In this case we have the whole forequarters and pelt, so not sure the Egyptian connection applies, but could be artistic license? The other possibility is its a tiger?
Cheers,
Bryce
Forum: European Armoury 19th July 2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,577
Posted By Bryce
G'day Richard, For some reason I have always...

G'day Richard,
For some reason I have always thought this "stippled" blade decoration was Russian, but I am unsure where I got this from.
Cheers,
Bryce
Forum: European Armoury 19th July 2021, 03:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,577
Posted By Bryce
G'day Richard, Sorry I am a bit late to this...

G'day Richard,
Sorry I am a bit late to this discussion. It all sounds a bit mysterious. Without seeing the blade decoration, it certainly looks a lot more French than British. The blade design with...
Forum: European Armoury 27th June 2021, 10:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,297
Posted By Bryce
G'day Peter, As well as what the unmounted...

G'day Peter,
As well as what the unmounted blade looks like, the sori measurement would also be useful. I measured what the sori of a typical 1796 LC sabre would be if cut down to 71.5cm and it is...
Forum: European Armoury 25th June 2021, 05:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,297
Posted By Bryce
G'day Peter, At first glance I don't think this...

G'day Peter,
At first glance I don't think this was a British 1796 pattern light cavalry sabre (Sorry Jim). The blade fuller and ricasso don't look right and neither do the scabbard bands. 1796's...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2021, 03:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,607
Posted By Bryce
G'day Norman, The new photos of the blade you...

G'day Norman,
The new photos of the blade you posted don't prove the blade is Japanese, but on the other hand they don't rule it out either. If you can see a hamon then that makes it more likely to...
Forum: European Armoury 14th June 2021, 03:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,642
Posted By Bryce
G'day Guys, Some British officers were carrying...

G'day Guys,
Some British officers were carrying military small swords during this time. Here is an example which seems to have been favoured by officers of the 1st Foot Guards. I have come across...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2021, 12:30 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,607
Posted By Bryce
G'day Norman, A Japanese sword which has had...

G'day Norman,
A Japanese sword which has had this hard a life will have grain openings in the blade, which are evidence of folding during manufacture. If there aren't any openings on your blade than...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2021, 10:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,607
Posted By Bryce
G'day Norman, It is a sword which was made in...

G'day Norman,
It is a sword which was made in an Asian country other than Japan, in imitation of a Japanese sword. Whether it was made 10 years ago or 80 years ago is hard to judge from the photos....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2021, 01:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,607
Posted By Bryce
G'day Norman, Unfortunately this isn't Japanese...

G'day Norman,
Unfortunately this isn't Japanese and is probably a Chinese fake. Nothing about the tsuka (handle) is Japanese, the tsuba is crudely cast, the nakago is very crudely finished, blade...
Forum: European Armoury 28th April 2021, 10:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,597
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: 20,818
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: 2,211
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: 2,211
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: 2,597
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: 31
Views: 7,022
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: 2,597
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: 2,597
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: 2,777
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: 2,777
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: 1,925
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: 1,896
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: 1,896
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...
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