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David Jackson




Location: Maple Ridge BC Canada
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PostPosted: Tue 07 Sep, 2010 10:52 am    Post subject: Where and where is this sword from?         Reply with quote

A friend has this sword and is looking for more details about it. If anyone has any input about this sword I would appreciate it.

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Jonathan Hopkins




PostPosted: Tue 07 Sep, 2010 11:16 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Could you please post a photo?
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Harry J. Fletcher




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PostPosted: Tue 07 Sep, 2010 1:10 pm    Post subject: Hollywood type XXXVIII         Reply with quote

This is the sword used by the Invisible Man in that memorable movie which someone from wardrobe misplaced. I am glad it was found finally. Who found it and where was it mislaid?

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David Jackson




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PostPosted: Tue 07 Sep, 2010 2:00 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ok I guess I need to work on that picture thing.


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Jonathan Hopkins




PostPosted: Tue 07 Sep, 2010 2:29 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

A full view of the hilt would be helpful, but based on what I can see it looks like your friend has a British Pattern 1788 Light Cavalry sword. The condition makes it hard to tell if it is a trooper's sword or an officer's sword.

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Gottfried P. Doerler




Location: Tyrol, Austria
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PostPosted: Tue 07 Sep, 2010 2:32 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

okai, fine. i`m the first to answer, which makes it perfect for me, to spread my half-knowledge around. Big Grin

telling from the hilt, for me it could be an eastern european hussar-saber, from early 17th century upwards.
on the other hand, the blade seems to be a bit too narrow for this, so its possibly later, 1750-x, and western european, when these countries startet to like the stirrup-hilted hussar-style sabers.

so my hypothesis is western european, ~ 1750-1800


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Hal Siegel
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PostPosted: Sat 11 Sep, 2010 8:59 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

We definitely need to see more of the hilt (and blade), but initial impressions are Austrian, mid to late 1700's. The large "cross" at the guard is the give-away that dates it to this time/location.
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