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  • Peter Catley
    To Gerry, An observation from my son who has a keen interest in UK swords:) ... [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 30, 2012
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      To Gerry,

      An observation from my son who has a keen interest in UK swords:)


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      > Subject: Re: 1812 Francis Caldwells sword
      > Date: 30 October 2012 07:22:18 GMT
      > To:
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      > One on the left looks like an 1803 pattern flank company officers sword. The other is non-pattern I think, but looks quite like a 1796 light cavalry sabre. They seem to have been pretty popular with the infantry too. Who were they?
      >
      > ---
      > Sent from my iPhone
      >
      >>
      >> Begin forwarded message:
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      >>> From: "doucanu2" <doucanu2@...>
      >>> Date: 29 October 2012 21:18:07 GMT
      >>> To: WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com
      >>> Subject: 1812 Francis Caldwells sword
      >>> Reply-To: WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com
      >>>
      >>> In the below link to the Windsor Public Library they show a picture of William and Francis Caldwells swords/sabers.Because I know very little about swords I'm wondering if anyone can tell me what thay are called and the difference between Williams and Francis'.
      >>>
      >>> http://www.windsorpubliclibrary.com/digi/war1812/contents/introduction/largeimagespages/FF-81-3-1.htm
      >>>
      >>> Were they British swords/sabers,sword knots,sashes etc supplied to the officers of the B.I.D the same as those supplied to the regular British Military?
      >>>
      >>> Thanks for any help,
      >>>
      >>> Gerry
      >>>
      >>>



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