WW1 era Glasgow / Edinburgh Scottish HLI
Officer's Broadsword, Sold
In good condition, a WW1 era Glasgow / Edinburgh marked Scottish
Highland Light Infantry Officer's Broadsword.
Etched at the ricasso / forte; "F. W. Forsyth Ltd. Highland
Accessory Maker Edinburgh & Glasgow". The pommel type (with
Saltire) shows this sword was for an officer of the Highland Light
The 32 3/4 inch blade is in good condition, some light tiny speckles,
some wear, but still good and clear, and firm in the hilt. The hilt
with some similar aging, the grey "fishskin" grip a little
faded but good, the twisted grip wire bindings in very good shape.
The leather and plated metal fittings scabbard aged but good (the
frog suspension loop dry, creased, aged and detached). The sword
sheathes and draws well.
Lovely looking sword in above average condition. An investment
for sure at £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference
number P70 (0233). Full sized / additional photos available upon