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  1. Thankyou Brian, That photo was taken “ somewhere in Kent “1916, He was posted to France in Sept 1917, and joined the 10th West Kent’s. Heres another Photo taken prior to going to France in 1917.
  2. I never knew My Grandfather, (he died in ‘43) I knew he had served in WW1, after research and attaining his service record, Unit War diary etc, I wanted something more ( I have his medals and Cap badge (Buffs) And so a P1907 Bayonet was purchased ! 17 P 1907s and a SMLE No 1 III* (de activated) later. I then progressed to Swords and esp Cavalry Sabres . Regards RGJ Dee
  3. Peter Thanks for your thoughts, the use of a ‘Trooper’ hilt and ears had puzzled me on what is clearly an Officers Sabre, after a bit of a hunt , found this example, though clearly mine wasn’t made by such an illustrious maker, it does show that many variations were made to Officers Sabres of the period. After a bit of further research , found this example of the ‘ misspelling’, of Sohlingen /Solingen ? On a Trooper blade in one of Mr Withers excellent publications.
  4. Peter Thanks for your thoughts, the use of a ‘Trooper’ hilt and ears had puzzled me on what is clearly an Officers Sabre, after a bit of a hunt , found this example, though clearly mine wasn’t made by such an illustrious maker, it does show that many variations were made to Officers Sabres of the period.
  5. Thankyou for your insight Brian . I have to say, in the hand the Sword feels comfortable and well balanced, certainly better balanced than the Trooper in the middle of the Three . The curve is also less pronounced than the other two. Furthermore, despite the fuller reaching almost the tip of the blade, It is as long as the Others , so not a regular 1796 blade cut down ?? If only they could talk ! As the saying goes . thanks again Richard
  6. Thanks for your thoughts. It is puzzling, as some of the engraving shows traces of the original Gilt .I too was puzzled by the Trooper style ears to the Backstrap.Hopefully someone can shed some light ......? Have added a photo to help compare with other P 1796.
  7. Thankyou for your time, I’m trying to identify the maker , and gain any information regarding this Sabre.The blade appears to have been shortened (32.5 ins).When compared to my Troopers P1796 there is also a less pronounced Curve to the blade. Any thoughts and /or comments most welcome. Thanks ,Richard.
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