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Waterloo / Napoleonic Scottish Infantry Officer's Broadsword, Sold

In good though blade shortened condition, a rare Napoleonic / Waterloo era Scottish Highland Infantry Officer's basked hilted broadsword.

1798P Waterloo era / Napoleonic Scottish Infantry Officer's Broadsword

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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.

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