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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.

1760P Scottish 42nd Regiment / Black Watch Officer's Broadsword, older blade

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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).

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