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Title Royal Scots Fusilier broadsword
Nationality Scottish
Period c 1886
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This sword was sold by Wilkinson (no. 27226) in April 1886 to G.M. Barrett esq. of the Royal Scots Fusiliers. In 1881 all Lowland regiments apart from the Cameronians were ordered to wear broadswords. GMB was commissioned into the 1st Battalion RSF on 28/4/86 as Lieutenant (from the militia). This battalion was stationed in Ireland 1886-91.

George Macdonald Barrett would appear to have left the army by 1895, not appearing in that year's army list.

The blade has lost all its original frost-etched finish, but all the engraving is still clear on both sides of the blade. There is some minor wear to the EPNS finish throughout plus two dents in the scabbard. The grip is in good shape with all the original wiring. The red silk pommel fringe is intact, the small collar being broken. The basket liner is still bright, but showing some age wear, the blue silk fringe being largely worn away. The blade is 33" long.

A copy of Wilkinson Sword's sales register accompanies this.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Edged Weapons : Swords : Scottish : 19th Century]


Just a quick line to advise that the badges have arrived in good condition and I am very pleased with them.

Thanks again for your prompt and kind attention.

P M, Australia, 03.10.2012

The day the blunderbuss arrives I could not stop looking and feeling the gun for at least one hour. My wife told me that I was sick........ I am very happy, it is a piece of craftsmanship! Well made! I have 5 blunderbusses but all iron barrel, also from England but this one is gorgeous with the Brass Barrel.

Please keep me informed when you have any other type of blunderbuss. Thanks my friend!

M R, USA, 04.08.2011