Waterloo / Napoleonic Scottish Infantry Officer's
In good though blade shortened condition, a rare Napoleonic /
Waterloo era Scottish Highland Infantry Officer's basked hilted
The blade has been broken in two; an aged, clean cut; no apparent
bending near the break; quite possibly period battle damage. The
sword came from Elgin in Scotland and the previous owner had no
idea how the blade had been broken, but only that it "always"
had been. The break is very clean and happened a long time ago;
it is not possible to fake such aging. This is the model of broadsword
carried by Scottish Highland Infantry officers at Waterloo.
The shortened blade is now 20 inches long, and aged, but sound
and firm in the hilt. The brass hilt is bent / damaged in several
places which is very common given brass is such a weak metal. The
fishskin grip is good for its age. Nicely, the scarlet red basket
hilt liner and tassel (remains of) are still present.
If only swords could talk. If only the previous owner had been
told more by his family down the years. Anyway, yours for £xxx
(too late, now sold - original sales price divulged for small fee).
Please quote item reference number AA19 (0015). Full sized / additional
photos available upon request.