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A Muster of Arms

PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:34 am
by JordanPL
Wouldn't it have been a wonder to attend this:

Re: A Muster of Arms

PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:29 pm
by Will Mathieson
Jordan I don't think my level of appreciation for swords when 4 years old would help here. Dated 1965 ! I would like the lower prices though.
I wonder if the 2nd LG sword pictured is the same one Richard has now?

Re: A Muster of Arms

PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:24 pm
by Richard
Will, Jordan
I suspect that quite a few members here weren’t even born at the time of that exhibition .... I was a 14 year old schoolboy in Cambridge and my main interest at that time was brass rubbing (what’s that I hear some of you asking) so sort of sword related.
Great thread Jordan, let’s hear some more reminiscences of youth ....
Re the 2LG sword, seems funny now that they thought only 3 existed. Definitely not the one I have, that come out of Madresfield (home of the Lygon family) few years ago.
Richard

Re: A Muster of Arms

PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:58 pm
by Bryce
G'day Guys,

Three years before I was born. That heavy cavalry sword he is holding has an unusual "broadsword" blade.

Cheers,
Bryce

Re: A Muster of Arms

PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:33 am
by JordanPL
I beat you all at the moment!

It was 10 years before I was born :D

I came into this ‘game’ rather late, having collected Campaign Furniture since around 2014, I decided to augment that collection (to make it look pretty!) with a few swords ... and one of the first I bought was James Hope Grant’s.

I had no real experience of edged weapons growing up in SA, except of course the fear of them.

Re: A Muster of Arms

PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:46 am
by Richard
JordanPL wrote:I came into this ‘game’ rather late, having collected Campaign Furniture since around 2014, I decided to augment that collection (to make it look pretty!) with a few swords ... and one of the first I bought was James Hope Grant’s.

I had no real experience of edged weapons growing up in SA, except of course the fear of them.


I think you've made up for lost time since then Jordan!

Re: A Muster of Arms

PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:19 pm
by JordanPL
Thank you Richard, but to be absolutely honest, the first sword I bought in the UK was a Reproduction/Fake Indian Army Infantry Sword ... I’ve learnt a lot since then!

Re: A Muster of Arms

PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:35 am
by sword335
Hmm. So long ago that even I hadn’t bought my first sword but it wasn’t that long ! This was when Wilkinson’s would buy old swords at their shop in Pall Mall.

Chris.

Re: A Muster of Arms

PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:52 am
by swordcollector1
I was a five-year old then, and it wasn't till 32 years later that I bought my first sword (an Edward VII RA Officer's sword with fleur-de-lys proof disk - cost me £75!).

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