1895P GV Scottish Highland Infantry Sargeant's
An impressive 1895 pattern WW1 era George 5th Scottish highland
infantry sargeant's broadsword in good condition.
An iconic sword and much rarer than the officer's version, this
highland infantry sargeant's broadsword is in well above average
condition and comes complete with its original scabbard; note the
scabbard of the broadswords at this time did not have ball chapes.
This is a monster of a sword, well built and appropriate some burly
Scotsman in uniform to say the least.
The 32 1/2 inch claymore blade is in good order, though is has
light pitting along its length the etching is still very nice and
very clear. The blade bears no War Department marks, so this was
most likely a private purchase, and the blade quality shows; I think
the quality is in excess of most officer's swords of the period.
Blade firm in the hilt, the steel hilt again pitted but this is
a seeming trifle when compared with less robust plated officer hilts.
The original leather and steel fittings scabbard is in very good
order, a rarity. The fishskin grip is worn but in good order, as
are the twisted wire grip bindings, just one strand going a little
astray. The sword sheathes and draws very well. This is a very satisfying
sword to hold to say the very least. Because of the condition and
scarcity, I believe it is a very good price and a sound investment.
Further / full sized images available upon request. My item reference
number is 865 (352).