Boer War Scottish Highland Infantry Wilkinson
In good to very good condition, a Boer War Scottish Highland Infantry
named officer's Wilkinson Broadsword.
The sword of Francis Herbert Leyland Stevenson, serial number 37759
for March 19th 1900, who was commissioned into the 1st Highland
Light Infantry on 7th March 1900. Francis Herbert Leyland Stevenson
saw service in the Boer War, was promoted to Captain, sued his stockbroker
in 1908 and eventually became the Governor of Brixton Prison. You
can read about him here.
The 32 1/2 inch blade is generally very good, some wear and age,
but the etching still clear. Blade a little loose in hilt (have
tightened pommel nut as much as I care to, but not excessively).
Hilt generally very good and would improve with some good plated
metal polish. Scarlet hilt insert aged but good. Fishskin grip and
twisted grip wires both good. The field service scabbard is very
aged and worn with seam splits starting to appear, etc. - it seems
clear this sword was worn in active service conditions during the
A great example, full provenance and plenty of research potential.
A true investment at £? (too late, now sold). Please quote
item reference S88 (0710). Further / full sized images available