1760P Scottish 42nd Regiment Black Watch
Officer's Broadsword, sold
In very good condition for its age, a 1760 pattern Scottish 42nd
Regiment of Foot (Black Watch) with an early 17th Century John Allan
(Old Aberdeen) marked blade.
An exceptionally rare sword for an officer of the Scottish Black
Watch Regiment, made rarer by token of the early 17C blade with
markings for John Allen of Old Aberdeen.
The 31 inch blade is in good condition, worn a little from repeated
cleanings over the years and with some period tell tale nicks to
both of the cutting edges. The family or possibly captured blade
remounted into the 1760P hilt with pronounced conical pommel. Blade
firm in the hilt, the hilt remarkably well preserved with some but
very little damage. The original leather cover to the wooden grip
is gone, but the wooden part is still there and very sound; we are
sure the wooden grip section is original.
Search the internet and see if you can find another, especially
in this great condition, especially with an older blade that clearly
has seen some action, most probably during the Jacobite uprising
(Culloden, etc.). Then you will realize our price is exceptionally
good, especially when similar examples sell for quite a bit more
at auction with all the risks that entails (see
Bonhams April 2014 auction). Full sized / additional photos
available upon request. Please quote item reference number E82 (844).