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WW1 / George 5th Scottish Black Watch Officer's Broadsword, sold

In good overall condition, a rare Black Watch Scottish infantry officer's basket hilt broadsword, WW1 / George V.

WW1 / George 5th Scottish Black Watch Officer's Broadsword

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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 E85 (810)

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