Victorian Scottish Rifle Regiment General
Officer's Broadsword, for sale
In very good condition, a super rare Victorian Scottish Rifle
Regiment Field General Officer's Broadsword.
The Claymore blade and scabbard ball chape confirm this is a Scottish
rifle regiment officer's sword. The oak leaf reef border to the
strung bugle and Victorian crown to the guard's cartouche confirm
this sword was the property of a Victorian general officer. Further,
as the grip is black leather and the blade sharpened, the officer
was clearly very hands on and indicates active service at some time
including and between the Crimean and Boer Wars.
The 30 3/8 inch plain Claymore blade is both in good condition and
a testament to the importance / individuality of the original owner
general officer, indicates early Victorian rather than more regulated
late, and is firm in the hilt of course. The steel hilt / guard
all very good, as is the original black leather grip which shows
this was no dress sword (as it does not use fishskin). The steel
scabbard with some age but generally very good. The thick / chunky
sword know is nice but probably a replacement. The sword sheathes
and draws well if a little loosely.
I doubt you will ever get a chance to buy one again, so what are
you waiting for? Grab it quick before it is gone. Price: £1200.
Please quote item reference AE17. Further / full sized images available
upon request. Box 0675-1m (2.011).