WW1 era 1828P Scottish Highland Infantry
Officer's Broadsword (sold)
Increasingly scarce Scottish Highland Infantry Officer's Broadsword,
Probably the must sought after British sword by collectors, this
is a solid Scottish Highland Infantry Officer's Broadsword made
by Samuel Moses & Son Ltd of Mansell Street, E.C., London sometime
between 1908 and 1917. Whoever the original owner was almost certainly
experienced the killing fields in WW1.
At 1.681 Kg in a leather field service scabbard, this is quite
a hefty sword for the time to say the least, satisfyingly so. The
32 inch blade with thistle etching is firm in the hilt. The hilt
aged but sound, the original crimson liner and remains of the tassel
are a little tired, the fishskin grip is good and the ring bindings
(twisted grip wire) in good order also. The leather field scabbard
with correct ball chape has rusted steel fittings and a large kink
towards the end but is sound and looks good display wise.
The swords are becoming increasingly expensive to source and this
one represents a tremendously good investment and ownership opportunity.
Further pictures available upon request. My item reference number
is 516 (8).