Early/Mid 19C Scottish Knights Templar /
Hospitaller Broadsword, For Sale
In good condition, a super rare early / mid 19th Century Scottish
Knights Templar / Knights Hospitaller Broadsword, with earlier blade.
The finely engraved ivory grip is not the only unusual / rare
thing about this sword, it has an earlier blade not bearing and
Scottish or British aligned engravings, but those for the Knights
Templar / Knights
Hospitaller. This sword was once the property of a Scottish
Knights Hospitaller (Knights of the Order of St John at Torphichen
in Scotland), though the blade dates to the time of the Knights
of Malta who had that island as their base until it was captured
by Napoleon in 1798.
The 34 1/4 inch blade is in good condition and clearly hand forged
and still very sharp. Blade firm in the hilt; the hilt circa 1840.
The hilt with age and some light pitting near and there but overall
good. The period carved ivory grip has age cracks but it overall
This is such a rare sword and we suspect some lucky member of the
Order of Saint John will snap this one up very quickly. Surely,
we have truly under priced this one at £2750. Please quote
item reference AE43. Further / full sized images available upon
request. Box 0846-1.2 (2.554).