Thanks for the welcome its appriciated .Real name is Keith been collecting Edged weapons for just 3 years now. I try to collect quality rather than quantity having only 7 pieces to date.Gladly share all seven with those interested. I noticed there are albums of peoples individual collections perhaps I need to do that. Main areas of collection are well etched with Owners initials,family motto's and crest's then I enjoy identifying and researching the individual. Collection includes : 1796P Heavy Cavalry Officers Sabre with the early "ladder" hilt, a 1796P Osborn Light Cavalry Officers Sabre nicely etched, both these have the pre 1801 coat of arms. All the others are Victorian, a 1854P Coldstream Guards Sword which is married to a "Andria Farara" blade probably past down father to son to son,1821P Wilkinson Light Cavalry Sword numbered just 5005 with Patent Solid Hilt in beautiful condition,that belonged to Lord Walter Charles montagu Douglas Scott of the 15th Hussars :An 1857P Wilkinson R.E. Sword numbered 12989 again well etched belonged to Colonel Stanier Waller OBE lots of great history on this chap, he ended up Mayor of Oxford in 1919 when aged 74 !!! Continueing on and hope I've not bored you all : Two lovely Mamelukes,one a beautifully etched early Victorian 1837 /1842 Cavalry Dress Sabre the other a Wilkinson 1831P General & Staff Officers Sabre numbered 32956 that belonged to Major General Sir Leopald Victor Swaine of the Rifle Brigade. Latest edition was to be the heavey Cavalry sword, but I returned that "it was too refurbished on inspection" so now have coming a Wilkinson Navel Sword that belonged to Claude Preston Buckle.
Well, you know all now, will be good to see what others have. Regards to all. Keith.
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