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Hyle Owens




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PostPosted: Mon 18 Mar, 2013 5:50 pm    Post subject: Help Identifying a hallmark/sword?         Reply with quote

Wondering if anyone recognizing this mark and/or sword? It's from a basket hilt I have had for a few years. No other marks (like "Made in..") that I can find.


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PostPosted: Mon 18 Mar, 2013 6:15 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That might be an early Armour Class sword. You might consider emailing them and asking. The blade fullers are reminiscent of their blades to my eyes and the "A-C" certainly works.
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Hyle Owens




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PostPosted: Mon 18 Mar, 2013 9:35 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nathan Robinson wrote:
That might be an early Armour Class sword. You might consider emailing them and asking. The blade fullers are reminiscent of their blades to my eyes and the "A-C" certainly works.


Thank you for the information!

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PostPosted: Tue 19 Mar, 2013 9:06 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I believe what you have is a sword made by Alex Cameron. The photo of the hilt reminds me of swords I have seen that he produced as does the grip. Mr. Cameron frequented Highland games in the SE US until a few years ago when I believe he had a stroke and had to stop making swords. A group he formed or perhaps formed around him, called "The Wild Highlanders," still makes an occasional appearance.

The swords he made which I have examined were all solidly built if a little heavy and were intended, I believe, for live steel combat. I am pretty sure that the hallmark on your sword is what he used but it has been several years since I actually looked at one.

And, I could be totally incorrect.

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PostPosted: Tue 19 Mar, 2013 9:25 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Lin Robinson wrote:
I believe what you have is a sword made by Alex Cameron.

That is a much more likely possibility.

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PostPosted: Wed 20 Mar, 2013 10:17 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hmm that almost sounds familiar and Armour Class says that it's neither one of theirs nor do they have any info into it's origin. I may check with the Wild Highlanders and see if anyone recognizes the mark. Thank you both
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PostPosted: Wed 20 Mar, 2013 3:18 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

UPDATE:

Someone from the Wild Highlanders confirmed it is one of Alex Cameron's creations.
Thanks again for the help in tracking down its origins.

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PostPosted: Wed 20 Mar, 2013 3:33 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nice goin, Lin.
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PostPosted: Sat 23 Mar, 2013 3:44 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nathan Robinson wrote:
Nice goin, Lin.


Even a blind hog finds an acorn occasionally.

Thanks Nathan...

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PostPosted: Mon 10 Oct, 2016 5:54 am    Post subject: Makers Mark.         Reply with quote

In reply to the Makers Mark on the sword.
I am Scot Cameron son of Alex. That is a early makers mark of his. He and I made the swords and Scottish weapons together. If you send me a full photo I can will tell you which sword it was and about time frame we made it.

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Hyle Owens




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PostPosted: Fri 21 Oct, 2016 5:36 am    Post subject: Re: Makers Mark.         Reply with quote

Scot Cameron wrote:
In reply to the Makers Mark on the sword.
I am Scot Cameron son of Alex. That is a early makers mark of his. He and I made the swords and Scottish weapons together. If you send me a full photo I can will tell you which sword it was and about time frame we made it.


Hello Scot,

I'll see about getting some new (and better quality) images of the sword and mark when I get home.

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PostPosted: Fri 21 Oct, 2016 3:09 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here are 4 quick pictures I snapped of the sword. and the mark. If you need any more detailed ones, just let me know.


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The point of the "A"is facing towards the basket and grip.

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