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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).

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


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

testimonials

[From a vendor, rather than a buyer]

I'm delighted that you are happy with the badge and I hope you can sell it to someone who will value owning it.

I tried to sell it on eBay but they won't accept Nazi items. I then contacted several dealers via a Google search who mostly offered me 40-50 after some haggling. Most of the other dealers tried to conceal its true value in their replies and also lacked manners which doesn't inspire confidence.

Ultimately it's about trust. I should think that most prospective sellers have done their own research and therefore know roughly what their item is worth. You were the only dealer who had the integrity to concede that my valuation was approximately correct and I respect your comment that you can't offer this as you need to make a profit. Your honest approach is greatly appreciated and I felt comfortable taking the risk in sending it to you.

Thank you for a smooth transaction

C D, UK, 01.07.2015

Thanks, we are very pleased with the medal... this is just the job.

C S, UK, 06.11.2010

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