Hold expires : 20/05/2021
In very good condition, an Acanthus Hilt, Edwardian 1857 Pattern Scottish Infantry Officer’s Broadsword, both scabbards, cross hilt bar, and all weather bag.
Not far off near new condition! Etched to King Edward 7th (1901 to 1910), to famous retailer / tailoring institute “Wallace Scott & Co Glasgow”, with a “T” brass proof stud indicating manufacture by the high quality Thurkle sword making business of London.
The 32 3/4 inch superb grey etched blade is in very good condition and firm in the hilt. The plated steel hilt very good, a small rust patch to one edge but little else. The buff crimson hilt insert is good but has lost its royal blue trim. The fishskin grip has a small wear patch but otherwise is very good, as are the twisted grip wire bindings. Leather and steel scabbard has some age, is not 100% rigid (made that way), but is very good. Plated steel scabbard has one smallish graze / rust patch but otherwise is very good. The all weather carry bag is aged but sound. The sword sheathes and draws well.
A stunning sword that really does not look like it is over 100 years old, but it is. Getting these iconic as they are scarce Acanthus Hilt swords is hard enough, getting one in this superb condition is a rarity. Grab it quick; £1500. Please quote item reference number AF68. Further / full sized pictures available upon request. Box 1216-130x24x18 (3.123).