Rare Victorian Scottish Horse Officer's Sword,
In very good condition, a super rare Boer War Scottish Horse Officer's
Sword dated 1900.
Your very nearly never ever see these swords. This is the rarest
of the rare, an original Victorian Scottish Horse Officer's Sword,
dated 1900. The Scottish Horse, raised to fight in the Boer War,
only had that name for a few years, with most of the very few swords
having an Edwardian crown / cypher, plus Boer War battle honour
dates to the emblem on the hilt. This is an original, with Victorian
crown / cypher and no dates to the emblem. Etched to qword cutler
John Jones & Co of London.
The blade is in exceptionally good condition, save for a light
rusting near the hilt, firm in the hilt. The hilt with some light
rust patches and a opaque creamy tarnish to the plating. The leather
hilt liner is still present and complete, a little dry and one side
curling inwards. The grip is in very good condition, as are the
twisted grip wire bindings. The original scarlet tassel is still
though though very much faded and losing its threads. The very unusual
Household Cavalry style scabbard is good, some scrapes down one
side (nothing to do with battle damage). The sword sheathes and
draws very well. The blade has not been sharpened and was never
carried in battle (the Scottish Horse were Carabineers); it is a
dress sword no doubt for a senior officer.
You wont get another. Don't quibble or it will be gone; £1300.
Please quote item reference number AE86. Further / full sized pictures
available upon request. Box 1021-121x18x17 (2.716).