Fwd: 1812 Francis Caldwells sword
- 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
> 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?
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>> Begin forwarded message:
>>> 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'.
>>> 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,