WW1 / George 5th Scottish Black Watch Officer's
In good overall condition, a rare Black Watch Scottish infantry
officer's basket hilt broadsword, WW1 / George V.
This is such a rare sword, etched to the Black Watch, a King George
5th / World War One Scottish infantry officer's sword.
OK, the sword is not the best condition example of a WW1 era basket
hilt, but it is one of the very few Black Watch swords you will
find for this period. Made by Hawksworth of Sheffield (as marked
to the ricasso), the longer than normal and thereby impressive 33
1/2 inch blade is in overall good condition, though with much black
patina; might improve with some additional cleaning. The blade is
firm in the hilt, the hilt tarnished with age (tarnish can be removed
of course if desired), some very light rust spots, but very light.
The crimson liner is quite good, the royal blue edgings now a feint
memory, the crimson tassel going bald with age. The fishskin grip
and twisted grip wire bindings are in very good condtion. The leather
field scabbard is quite good; the shoe / chape shows signs of wear
(being worn), the leather generally sound but aged. The sword sheathes
and draws well however.
Again, this is a Black Watch officer's sword. If it were not, we
would be selling it for 150 less than we are. Further / full sized
pictures available upon request. Please quote item reference number