Category: 19th century

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American uniforms from the Civil War era are just reskins of French uniforms, change my mind.

Is this a controversial take?

No, just wrong.

You ever heard of the Zouaves?

Since when are exceptions the rule?

Where do you think the kepi came from?

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Yeah but all military uniforms (from a certain period) kinda look alike

That’s not entirely true. There’s a reason why Ivan was focusing on zouaves and kepis, and it’s because although most European powers had superficially similar uniforms, there are a few telltale elements that will tell you their country of origin without a doubt.
Likewise after the Franco-Prussian war the US army had dress uniforms looking suspiciously German in their features.

Single breasted jackets with a higher hemline, silly helmets ? Hmmmm…

We (Americans) copied French swords, too. Here are a few examples…

French Mle. 1822 Cavalry Sword:

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US M1860 Cavalry Sword:

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French Mle. 1845 Infantry Officer’s Sword:

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US M1850 Foot Officer’s Sword:

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French Mle. 1829 Light Artillery Sword:

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US M1840 Light Artillery Sword:

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French Mle. 1833 Naval Cutlass:

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US M1860 Naval Cutlass:

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French Mle. 1837 Infantry Officer’s Epee:

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US M1860 Staff and Field Officer’s Sword:

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(most images from OldSwords.com and Bonhams.com)

Sword Lamps: Your Best Defense Against the Dar…

Sword Lamps: Your Best Defense Against the Dark!

On the left is an Imperial German naval sword hilt, and on the right is a British Pattern 1845 Infantry Officer’s Sword hilt. I can’t say why the German sword was made into a lamp–maybe it was a trophy taken after World War One. The British hilt, however, is probably one of the many that were made obsolete after the introduction of the Pattern 1895 steel hilt. British infantry officers were require to either buy new swords with the P1895 hilt, or to re-hilt their old swords with the new steel hilt. The latter option was cheaper and therefore the most popular option. The result was many P1845 hilts ended up in the bin. Some were saved and turned into lamps or candlesticks.

victoriansword: Indian Tegha, 19th Century Ove…

victoriansword:

Indian Tegha, 19th Century

Overall length: 70 cm

Blade: 59.3 cm

This photo shows two views of the same sword, but it appears to show a pair of swords–something a final boss might dual wield in a game. 

Śankh, or symbolic conch-shell instrument made…

Śankh, or symbolic conch-shell instrument made of shell, brass, and wax in Kerala State, India, 19th century.

Italian Military Sabres (After 1871) – Innov…

Italian Military Sabres (After 1871) – Innovation of Design

victoriansword: French Dueling Sword, c.1840-…

victoriansword:

French Dueling Sword, c.1840-50

Interesting, triangular blade with concave facets, first part is enlarged; nice, iron hilt with butt-plate an pommel decorated with braided bands in bass-relief. Wooden grip of square section with copper wire binding. Leather scabbard with iron cap decorated en suite and with mask-shaped hook. Tip and bottom part are missing. 111 cm.

The 1833 Model Sword ‘Albertina’

The 1833 Model Sword ‘Albertina’: undefined

Forged from the Sand

Forged from the Sand: undefined

victoriansword: Belgian and French Folding Sw…

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Belgian and French Folding Swords

  1. Belgian folding sword pistol with engraved fittings and ivory grips, 19th century. (source)
  2. Belgian folding sword by Licot, Namur, 19th century. (source)
  3. Belgian folding sword, 19th century. (source)
  4. Belgian folding sword marked “ARNOULD NAMUR”, 19th century. (source)
  5. French folding sword stamped “M’edaille d’Argent” – silver medal, “Raux” – the maker, “A.St.Omer” – at St. Omer – a small village in the north of France, just south of Belgium. 19th century. (source)
  6. French or Belgian folding sword, 19th century. This opulent example is located at the Deutsches Klingenmuseum in Solingen, Germany. (source)

Kaskara and Rhinoceros Hide Shield

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Kaskara and Rhinoceros Hide Shield