Hi Fred, I agree with all you have said!! And thanked you accordingly. It is a shame that we live on different sides of the pond as I love to see your collection. In the last year, I have only acquired three swords one being the Kinder. Nice examples are hard to find and then bloody expensive!! Take care and happy hunting.
Michael, I'm sure that looking at your collection would be and is a feast for the eyes. Agreeing that the search now is a lot more expensive and harder. That said, what I think might have made a trip across the pond more worthwhile was about 10 or 12 years ago - if you were to look at the combined collections including that of a very good friend of mine (and competitor) whose collection I think probably more closely mirrored yours. With Best Regards, Fred