G or GG stamp on blade ricasso

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Re: G or GG stamp on blade ricasso

Post by Richard » Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:57 am

This one is listed on ebay right now.
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Re: G or GG stamp on blade ricasso

Post by Bryce » Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:37 pm

Thanks Richard,
There is also a G stamped Osborn 1803 on ebay as well.
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Re: G or GG stamp on blade ricasso

Post by Bryce » Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:07 pm

There is a nice 1796 ladder hilt up for auction with a GG stamped blade. It is marked to Osborn and Gunby.
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Re: G or GG stamp on blade ricasso

Post by Will » Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:55 am

Bryce I saw that listing, a grouping with firearms. The scabbard drag is not the usual form.

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Re: G or GG stamp on blade ricasso

Post by Richard » Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:01 pm

Will wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:55 am
Bryce I saw that listing, a grouping with firearms. The scabbard drag is not the usual form.
All of the items in that lot at Philip Serrell auctions are shown in an old photograph c.1879-80 and are noted as being the property of the late Capt John Carnegie, Royal Scots Greys. There is a nice portrait of Capt. Carnegie in Robson 1st Edition, page 74. Carnegie is shown in that portrait carrying an 1821 pattern sword. The 1796 pattern probably belonged to his father in law Colonel John Grey who also served in the Scots Greys.
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Re: G or GG stamp on blade ricasso

Post by Bryce » Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:47 pm

Very nice Richard. I hadn't realized there was a portrait of Carnegie in Robson. Can we see some more photos of the ladder hilt including the G stamps?
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Re: G or GG stamp on blade ricasso

Post by Richard » Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:06 am

Hi Bryce
Here you go ...
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Re: G or GG stamp on blade ricasso

Post by Bryce » Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:56 pm

Thanks Richard,
This is the first Osborn and Gunby marked sword I have seen with the serif type G stamp. This sword also has a relatively rare style of Osborn and Gunby marking on the blade spine. Perhaps this sword was made soon after the change from Osborn to Osborn and Gunby? Further research required.
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Re: G or GG stamp on blade ricasso

Post by Will » Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:42 am

Richard did you acquire the grouping?

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Re: G or GG stamp on blade ricasso

Post by Chris A » Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:11 pm

Another Osborn & Gunby Sword. This is one of the misnamed 1814 Household Cavalry Dress Swords. These do not normally have maker’s names on them but this one is stamped on the back edge of the blade in rather small letters “& Gunby”. No trace of Osborn so presumably miss-struck. It is very small so difficult to photograph. I can’t remember ever having seen this kind of stamped signature before. The sword also has a most unusual spherical pommel. I’m sure I’ve seen a picture of a sword with similar pommel recently but can’t remember where.
By the way, the sword is for sale if anyone is interested.

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