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Victorian Argyll & Sutherland Officer's Scottish Broadsword, Sold

In good condition, a Victorian 4th Volunteer Battalion Argyll & Sutherland Officer's Scottish Basket Hilted Broadsword, etched with regimental details and original owner's / officer's initials.

Victorian Argyll & Sutherland Officer's Scottish Basket Hilted Broadswordimage AE87 1

Sold Item Notice

Made by Hobson & Sons, 1-3-5 Lexington Street London circa 1890 to 1900. Original owner's / officer's initials appear to be "S G R" but the script / font used is very bespoke.

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The 32 3/4 inch blade has patina patches throughout, the etching still visible, blade firm in the hilt. The hilt being plated has seen the test of time and humid / damp air a bit better and is good. The buff scarlet hilt / guard liner with royal blue edgings is actually good for its age. The grip and twisted grip wire bindings also very good. The plated steel scabbard has age, staining, plating bubbles and rust spots, but is overall very sound. The sword sheathes and draws well.

A great research project for someone; maybe the bargain of the year. Well priced at £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference number AE87 (1022). Further / full sized pictures available upon request.

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