Hilt Liners, Photos?

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Will
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Hilt Liners, Photos?

Post by Will » Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:50 pm

I came across this Scots Guard sword photo with hilt liner. Does anyone have period photos showing these in use? Also interested in hilt liners not typically associated with some patterns.
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Re: Hilt Liners, Photos?

Post by John H » Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:09 am

Hi Will,

This is one of two 1854 Pattern steel hilt swords I have to Col. CED Branson of 29th Bengal Native Infantry. The Wilkinson proof book describes it as an "Indian Liner": it's made of black japanned steel and I imagine would have been very effective!

John
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Re: Hilt Liners, Photos?

Post by Richard » Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:07 am

Will

4 leather liners below (1796HC x 3 + a Celtic hilt)

John

That's a really interesting steel liner.

Richard
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Re: Hilt Liners, Photos?

Post by Will » Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:34 pm

Thank-you John and Richard interesting to see the shape and method of attachment. In the past I obtained some good buff leather from the Identity Store and made a few liners. I see some did not continue to the pommel. They do make perforated guards stand out. I found I must treat the new liners or they tend to rust the guards.
John I have a similar sword with steel guard and patent hilt but no steel liner, used by an officer serving in Afghanistan. I would assume hand injuries were the reason behind these steel liners and would reflect the type of bladed weapons the Indians used.
Richard the one Scottish sword pictured has a liner with a sewn hem, is it two pieces or would it have had a blue ribbon edging?

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Re: Hilt Liners, Photos?

Post by Richard » Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:10 am

Will wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:34 pm
Richard the one Scottish sword pictured has a liner with a sewn hem, is it two pieces or would it have had a blue ribbon edging?
Will

I think the liner with the sewn hem is two pieces, i.e. an inner layer and an outer layer

Richard

PS, the sword a 1796 HC officer, not Scottish in particular

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