WW1 Scottish Highland Officer's Basket Hilted
In good overall condition, a George V / WW1 Scottish Highland
Infantry Officer's Basket Hilted Broadsword with owner's initials.
Etched initials to the blade "C. G." but no information
on the original officer owner.
The 32 3/8 inch grey etched blade has age and small inert rust
patches but is good and firm in the hilt. The hilt with some scuffs
and tarnish but very good for its age. The faux fishskin grip in
good condition, a little loose inside the hilt which is fairly normal
for these swords. The crimson buff liner is quite good. The crimson
tassle is loosing its threads but is quite sound. The leather field
service scabbard has lost the metal part of the chape and some of
the stitching is coming away due to dry leather shrinkage. The sword
sheathes and draws well.
A nice example at a nice price; £? (tto late, now sold).
Please quote item reference number V59 (0997). Further / full sized
pictures available upon request.