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Title Seaforth Highlanders broadsword, George V
Nationality Scottish
Period c 1911-35
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This is the 1832 pattern model, used continuously from the 19th century until the present. It was made by Norrie of Queen Street, Aberdeen (engraved as such at the forte). It has 18 battle honours engraved in interlinked panels on one side of the blade and the regimental title and badges on the other, together with the cipher of George V.

The blade is 32.75" long and is almost as it left the factory with some minor finger stains to the surface here and there. It has its original fishskin grip and wiring, silk fringe and woollen liner and a magnificent nickel silver scabbard. All the nickel silver is in excellent shape, both on blade and hilt. There is some minor wear to the pommel button, as you would expect for something of this age.

The arms of the hilt are riveted to the pommel ring, something I have not noticed before on 20th century broadswords, perhaps a throwback to ancient practice.

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

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


My order arrived this morning, thanks for the prompt delivery.

Two excellent original pieces, I must say.

Buckle is in minty condition retaining so much detail esp plummage on eagle's neck and chest, like to see those 'creases' on the legs also... a beautiful example of an early O&C buckle.

Belt is very interesting, rather thin, CROUPON stamped and also behind the tongue...maybe Allegmeine but no SS markings as you state. Beautiful piece none the less.

Thanks for a speedy transaction Chris, I am very happy with my purchase :)

B M, United Kingdom, 26.10.2018

I received the bayonet today. Very nice example. I will keep an eye on your site for possible future purchases.

D E, USA, 23.11.2005