Boer War Scottish Highland Infantry Officer's
Basked Hilted Sword, Sold
In good condition, a Boer War Scottish Highland Infantry Officer's
Basked Hilted Sword.
Almost certainly Boer War due to the field service scabbard and
belts, plus later Victorian (more rounded, rather than flattened)
hilt bars. The blade has age and the etching is feint, but it does
not look like there was ever a maker's or retailer's name etched
to the ricasso, which may indicate a more hurried supply commensurate
with war time realities. The proves brass slug has an "S"
which most likely means the sword was made by Sanderson in Birmingham.
The 31 13/16 inch blade is in very sound condition but has patina
and worn etching throughout. Blade firm in hilt. The hilt generally
very good but with some age staining, etc. The fishskin grip in
very good condition but has lost its associated grip wire bindings.
The leather and metal fittings scabbard overall very good, the straps
with creases / cracking / age, but sound. The sword sheathes and
A good honest example of a Boer War Scottish broadsword. Yours
for £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference AC72
(0333). Further / full sized images available upon request.