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Alan Massey




Location: Nova Scotia
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PostPosted: Sat 01 Oct, 2016 7:59 am    Post subject: Found 1796 HC sword near Toronto...         Reply with quote

Blade and grip are good, carries a Woolley and Deakin mark. Everything's tight as a drum in the grip and guard. Blade is 34.5" and has been spear-point modified, the left side of the guard has been modified for wear comfort I believe. There is a crown stamp over what I think is a "4", and on the guard quillon there is a "9" stamp- or maybe a 6? Blade tapers from about a third of an inch to under 1/10th inch thickness, weight w/o scabbard about 2 lbs 6 oz.
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Alan Massey




Location: Nova Scotia
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PostPosted: Sat 01 Oct, 2016 8:02 am    Post subject: Overall view         Reply with quote

I should add the scabbard rings are obviously hand-forged and forgewelded.


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J.D. Crawford




Location: Toronto
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PostPosted: Sun 02 Oct, 2016 8:35 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Under what circumstances was it found Alan?
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Gottfried P. Doerler




Location: Tyrol, Austria
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PostPosted: Sun 02 Oct, 2016 9:06 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

nice find Big Grin

and i have learned something new.
obviously the asymetrical disc-guard is, what distinguishes the 1796 HC it from it`s inspiration,
the austro-hungarian 1769 pallasch, which has a round symetrical disc-guard.
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Alan Massey




Location: Nova Scotia
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PostPosted: Sun 02 Oct, 2016 10:38 am    Post subject: It was found...         Reply with quote

...covered with rust in a corner of a shop.
The guard was originally symetrical but these were modified because they chafed and wore the uniforms badly when worn.
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