In very good condition, a super rare Boer War Scottish Horse Officer’s Sword dated 1900.
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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; was £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference number AE86. Further / full sized pictures available upon request. Box 1021-121x18x17 (2.716).