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Title Highland officer's broadsword
Nationality Scottish
Period c 1907
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This is an Edward VII-era highland broadsword, officer's pattern of 1832 in dress format, complete with basket hilt and nickel plated scabbard. The blade is lightly engraved Anderson & Sons, 14 George St., Edinburgh. It must have been a regular officer's sword as the blade has been sharpened for field service on both sides.

The EPNS finish on the hilt and pommel is immaculate, with only a tiny spot of corrosion on the outer forward bar of the hilt. The scabbard, though generally excellent for its age, does show some wear, particularly to the back edge, with some minor spotting to the face and abrasion to the base of the ball. The leather washer is an old replacement. There is normal service wear to the blue silk edging and blancoed interior of the red wool liner, with a little wear to the front of the latter, but no noticeable colour fading. The grip shows minor service wear and has all its original wiring. The red silk fringe is essentially complete. The blade is 32.25" long and 1" wide at the forte. It has lost its original factory finish, but all the etching is still clear and sharp, with the cypher of Edward VII on one side and the royal arms on the other, both set amidst panels of floral engraving (thistles).

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[Edged Weapons : Swords : Scottish : 20th Century]

testimonials

The parcel arrived today and I am delighted. It feels such a privilege to be holding a piece of history.

G C, UK, 14.03.2017

Buckle arrived this morning. Better than expected. Many thanks.

M H, UK, 11.12.2007

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