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Rapier / c.1781 sword wanted

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 3:16 pm
by Jeremy
Hi there, I'm a 1781 Jersey Militiaman (In the channel islands) and I'd like some advice on sourcing an authentic (or as close as possible) sword to accompany my uniform. Has anyone got any advice as to where I could look (Preferably somewhere that does deliveries).

Cheers

Jeremy

Re: Rapier / c.1781 sword wanted

Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:51 am
by Andy R
Hi Jeremy,

1781 will give you the 1768 regulations if I remember right (may be different for militia) so O/R and junior NCO's did not cary a sword.

Unless you are doing somthing else/different rank.

Re: Rapier / c.1781 sword wanted

Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:13 am
by John Waller
Andy R wrote:Hi Jeremy,

1781 will give you the 1768 regulations if I remember right (may be different for militia) so O/R and junior NCO's did not cary a sword.

Unless you are doing somthing else/different rank.


The 1768 regulations sayeth this:-

Swords:
All the Serjeants of the regiment, and the whole grenadier company, to
have swords. The Corporals and private men of the battalion companies
(excepting the Regiment of Royal Highlanders) to have no swords.
All the drummers and fifers to have a short sword with a scimitar blade.

Re: Rapier / c.1781 sword wanted

Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:15 am
by Andy R
cheers John..!

Re: Rapier / c.1781 sword wanted

Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 12:06 pm
by Captain Reech
If you are a Grenadier or sergeant I believe you should be looking for something like this

http://www.tortugatrading.com/engine/in ... er=Archive

This is the closest I can find to it.

http://www.iloveswords.com/REV_bunker_hill.html

Re: Rapier / c.1781 sword wanted

Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 12:26 am
by Joolz

Re: Rapier / c.1781 sword wanted

Posted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:14 am
by cannontickler
the Royal Jersey militia archive lists, should tell you what type of sword ( if any ) the militia would have been issued with.

http://www.jerseyheritagetrust.jeron.je ... 9&LIMIT=10