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Boer War Scottish Highland Infantry Wilkinson Broadsword, Sold

In good to very good condition, a Boer War Scottish Highland Infantry named officer's Wilkinson Broadsword.

Boer War Scottish Highland Infantry named officer's Wilkinson Broadsword

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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 Boer War.

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 upon request.

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