Victorian Campbell Clan Scottish Highland
Officer's Basket Hilt, sold
In aged but sound / good condition, a scarce Mid Victorian Campbell
Clan Scottish Highland Officer's Basket Hilted Broadsword, officer's
With stylized Victorian crown, Campbell Clan Boars Head with Ne
Obliviscaris (Forget Not) and original owner's initials "H
I H" to the blade. Plus Pillin serial number 99068, this sword
was made circa 1864 and therefore the original officer should be
able to be identified by careful study of Hart's Army Lists for
that period and then seeing if anyone in a highland regiment with
those initials, whether they were members of the Campbell Clan.
The 32 3/4 inch blade is in worn but good condition, with patina
patches, firm in the hilt. The hilt also with age, perhaps more
so, but good. The original hilt liner aged, worn and with some holes.
The fishskin grip is worn and faded in places but still good, the
associated grip wire bindings also good but a little wayward here
and there. The steel scabbard with patina / rust patches and some
small dings is sound. The sword sheathes and draws well.
Great scarce sword with firm research potential. Yours for £?
(too late, now sold). Please quote item reference number W67. Further
/ full sized pictures available upon request.