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  2. I am afraid you are looking for a black cat in the dark room where there is none. Here is the sword as acquired prior to the light cleaning I gave it. https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/tayler-and-fletcher/catalogue-id-srta10031/lot-3914fbce-87a8-49dd-8bb4-ac10012095de The verdegris deposits which hue "SCREAMS" at you modern copper-sulfate is in fact residue of AUTOSOL polish I used to lift rich oxidation. As my light hand cleaning has not been completed I have not brushed it all yet. This type of brass hilts has been criticised profusely for being flimsy, sof
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  3. I was waiting for somebody to comment on the blade being inappropriate for the hilt and vice versa. Trooper-D spotted the smoking gun and now I'm going talk about the smoking cannon... the hilt. In my opinion, the hilt is an appallingly bad, modern casting with absolutely no attempt made at chasing, deburring or detailing the openwork and inner casting lines... and I was able to make this determination using the sub-standard, low-resolution photos posted above. The surface bears the characteristic pot-marks, voids, distortions, and irregularities one routinely sees on bad castings.
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  4. Have we addressed the question as to why a blade introduced in 1845 would be on a hilt dating to no later than 1830?
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  5. Hi, Besuch beim I. belgischen Korps (GenLt Gierst) Köln, Mai 1957 LtCol McGuire US Raketen-Batl Oktober 1958 Gonsenheim bei Mainz *Earl Mountbatton SHAPE, April 1958 Uwe
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  6. Rudolf Hošek a Production Manager ČKD Praha next
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  7. Hello Guys just wanted to share my latest purchases of the Order of the Crown of Thailand 7th Class (Silver) 5th Class (Older version I think) 2nd Class (in Box of issue) issued 1994 (37/1) regards Caz
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  8. Just wanted to share two new Thai orders / Medals I found today The Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant Commander 3rd Class , in case, female issue Medal for Service Rendered in the Interior (Asia), missing top bar regards Caz
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