George V The Royal Scots Lothian Regiment
Officers Broadsword, sold
In good to very good condition, a George V Scottish infantry officer's
broadsword, marked to The Royal Scots Lothian Regiment, with a bequeathment
plaque to the hilt, testifying the original owner was Lt. Col. William
Thomson, also known as Sir William Thomson, LL.D.
Marked to Wm Anderson & Son Military Outfitters Edinburgh and
Glasgow, the hilt with a bequeathment plaque to the 7th / 9th Highlanders,
The Royal Scots. Our limited research shows that the original owner,
William Thomson, was commissioned into The Royal Scots Lothian Regimen
just after WW1, on the 17th March 1919, and that he went on to become
knighted and an author.
The 32 inch well etched blade bearing the name and emblems of the
The Royal Scots Lothian Regiment is in good condition, some patina
spots but not too many. Blade is firm in the hilt; the hilt with
some light pitting but generally very good. The crimson hilt liner
and royal blue edging is in good shape, aged of course. The fishskin
grip and twisted grip wire bindings are very good, a little faded
in colour. The crimson red tassel is good. The leather field scabbard
also good, the sword sheathes and draws well, though a little loose.
A good buy with plenty of research potential. Further / full sized
images available upon request. Please quote item reference E57 -
We understand Sir William Thomson was Lord Provost of the City
of Edinburgh and also had Freedom of the City, Glasgow