1895P Victorian Scottish Infantry Sergeant's
In typically well worn condition, this is a scarce Victorian Scottish
infantry sergeant's broadsword made by Robert Mole in Birmingham.
Yes, yes, I know it is well and truly aged; ALL Victorian era 1895P
Scottish sergeant's broadswords are because they had very long and
arduous service lives; this is an issued War Department sword and
the British Government squeezed every last second of life out of
them. This sword was almost certainly in service for the Boer War
and WW1. So, if you want one of these swords, you can have it in
any condition you like from a rust pile all the way up to the highest
possible condition "well worn", which is what this one
is, one of the best examples you will find.
A very scarce sword because there were so few made and those that
were often did not stand the test of time for one reason or another.
The plain single narrow fullered 31 1/2 inch blade is marked with
the name of "Robt Mole Birmingham" and crown (acceptance
mark) over "B" over "21". The blade is still
firm in the hilt, the hilt is in good shape, a little dented here
and there but nothing too much, age tarnished yes, but the fishskin
grip and twisted grip wire bindings are in very good shape. Truly,
this is a well above average example and was probably held by some
very demanding burly Scottish sargeant in some pretty unpleasant
conditions. You may not ever see another one for sale, so ours is
a very fair price. Additional / full sized photos available upon
request. My item reference number is 820 (349).