Scottish Regimental Pattern 1865 Broadsword
A Scottish Regimental Officer's Broadsword pattern 1865. This piece shows retailers, Morrison, Glasgow on the base of the blade. The 32 1/4" blade shows the pre 1881 twin barrel fullers on both sides. The blade remains in very good to excellent condition with faded acid etched thistles. The basket guard is lined with its' original white buckskin, covered with scarlet cloth and edged with the remnants of blue ribon. The original red fringe remains mounted around the pommel. The grip shows the original fish skin cover bound with copper wire. This sword rides in its original scabbard with two mounts. There is an additional stud mounted above the top mount which was probably added for the attachment of leather hander.This piece was sourced out of an old Nova Scotia Estate and probably was carried by one of the officers in one of the Nova Scotia Highland Units. An excellent example of a sword that may have seen service in both the Boer War and WW 1.