Circa 1795 Scottish Light Infantry Officer's
Late 18th Century Scottish light infantry officer's sword in good
This is a very rare sword indeed. The hilt is the British style
for a light infantry officer at the end of the 18th Century, but
the blade is clearly for a Scottish officer, the same blade type
as used in the much more common 1798 Pattern highland regiment officer's
basket hilted broadsword.
The 30 inch blade has a rounded tip, whether this was as a result
of making it safe, decay, battle damage, accident or to make the
sword suitable for practice, we can not say. But, even with this
slight "enhancement", you might want to grab it quick
as you are unlikely to ever get a chance at another.
The blade has some aging and an area of inactive rust pitting. The
blade is firm in the hilt. The hilt is generally sound to good.
The very solid ivory grip has minor losses near the pommel. The
twisted grip wire bindings are missing for a third of the grip.
Still, a nice sword and again, a very rare one. Our price is £?
(too late, now sold). Further / full sized images upon request.
Please quote item reference number D34 (734).