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Sword Identification

Discussion in 'Sword Discussion' started by Fox88, Oct 30, 2018.

  1. Fox88

    Fox88

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    Oct 30, 2018
    Not sure if this is the correct place, so I'll start with what I'm looking for. I have a pair of very cool (to me) swords that have been in my family for quite some time. I've been wanting to put them on display in our home, but I know if I do...everyone will want to know what they are, the story, etc. And I just don't know. Can someone here help me with this task?
     
  2. mross

    mross

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    Nov 10, 2003
    Depends, pictures would help.
     
  3. Fox88

    Fox88

    3
    Oct 30, 2018
    Of course. I did not want to just post pictures without asking first. I've tried image tagging, doesn't seem to work? But here is the link https://imgur.com/a/4kMuYJ5

    Testing to see if link works.

    Ok. Seems to be working with imgur.

    Background. My mum was from England. We had family that worked for the Queen. I'm assuming with that in mind these are British, but I'm not sure. I don't recall any specifics my parents ever revealed about them. They simply hung above an old fireplace for a very long time.
     
  4. horseclover

    horseclover Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 21, 2000
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    Welcome aboard. While I'm a little out of my depth, this is a pair of p1827 and 1845 or '54 Rifle Regiment pattern swords (it gets confusing). The Wilkinson probably has a number on the spine and could be traced to the officer, Likewise personal monograms and a coat of arms can help. I am not the one that can help you with that but there are several Brit ish guys that read at
    http://www.swordforum.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?11-Antique-amp-Military-Sword-Forum
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gothi...ds_(1822,_1827,_1845,_1854_and_1892_patterns)

    You would be able to upload the images directly there, or use tags as I have done with yours at imgur. If you had registered there, you would have been led to share links (bb) or in this case opening the image in the imgur gallery in a new tab and then copying the image url ending in jpg.

    I would break up the descriptions to discuss each sword separately, to avoid confusion with the images presented.

    Good luck
    GC
     
  5. Fox88

    Fox88

    3
    Oct 30, 2018
    Thank you! The Wilkinson appears to say "The King's Royal Rifle Corp" on the blade. I do not see any numbers?

    The other upon closer inspection says Landon & Morland 17 Jermyn London.

    I think it would be fun to try and clean them up. Just don't want to risk further damage to them.
     
  6. horseclover

    horseclover Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 21, 2000
    Some folks have been doing really well with Evapo-Rust. Make a tube of pvc pipe with a cap on one end and hang vertically. The liquid is reusable and flushable.

    Landon & Morland at that address from 1848-1856 and the names used until 1863. I believe they were the retailer, not the makers.

    Cheers
    GC

    https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/landon-morland-british-infantry-officers-sword.1007811/
     

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