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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 email to inform you that the belt component has arrived today and to again thank you for the smooth transaction and postage. It's an eye catching piece.

P R, UK, 22.02.2013

...the sword arrived safely today... My son, who shares my interest in antique edged weapons and for whom I bought the sword, is delighted.

G A, France, 24.01.2007