WW1 / George 5th Royal Scots Officer's Cross-Hilted
A rare WW1 era Royal Scots officer's cross-hilt broadsword in
overall good condition, the blade in very good condition.
The unusual flat double disc quillon finales are reserved for cross-hilt
swords for officers of the Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment). The
extra wide 1 1/4 inch blade is impressive, especially with its very
fine etching, the ricasso etched to "Scott Adie Ltd 115 Regent
St London -W-", a well known Scottish outfitter in West London.
The 32 1/2 inch grey etched blade is in very good condition, some
scuffing and small light rust spots, but not much; etched to King
George V one side, with Scottish thistles the other. Blade is firm
in the hilt, the hilt with some plating loss, the fishskin grip
in worn but sound condition, twisted grip wire bindings absent.
The leather field scabbard is generally good; it has an unusual
round chape (possibly a metal chape finale was once present). The
sword sheathes and draws very well.
A very good example for only £? (too late, now sold). Full
sized / additional photos available upon request. Please quote item
reference number E78 (836)