Hold expires : 06/10/2023
In VGC, Capt. R P Mackenzie’s (KIA) Royal Scots Fusiliers Cross Hilt Broadsword
No maker’s or retailer’s name, but supremely well etched with “R.P. Mackenzie 2nd September 1914” Royal Crown and Coat of Arms, GRV Cipher, “Royal Scots Fusiliers” and their badge (with “5th Battalion” above it) and Latin motto “Nemo me impune lacessit (No one assails me with impunity)”.
Captain Ronald Patrick Mackenzie, killed in action on the 19th April 1917 during the 2nd Battle of / on Gaza in Palestine against Ottoman and German forces.
The supremely well etched 32 3/4 inch blade is in very good condition and firm in the grip. The cross hilt cruciform section is good. The black patent leather grip has a few wear patches but is still good; the associated twisted grip wire bindings are good. Leather field service scabbard with some scrapes, wear etc. is still sound / good. The sword sheathes and draws well.
Cracking example with full provenance for an officer killed in action. Well worth £1100. Please quote item reference AH07. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 1665-106x15x14 (1.548).