A Basket-Hilted Backsword Of The 42nd Royal Highland Regiment (Black Watch)

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Lot 167
A Basket-Hilted Backsword Of The 42nd Royal Highland Regiment (Black Watch)
Third Quarter Of The 18th Century

Sold for £ 2,750 (US$ 3,709) inc. premium
A Basket-Hilted Backsword Of The 42nd Royal Highland Regiment (Black Watch)
Third Quarter Of The 18th Century
With tapering blade double-edged towards the point and cut with a fuller along the back for most of its length on each side, the forte on both sides stamped with crowned 'GR' over the maker's name 'Jefris' in two lines of capital letters, iron guard of flattened bars framing ovoidal panels and saltires pierced with triangles and circles, fore-guards, scrolled wrist-guard, conical pommel with rounded button, spirally-grooved fishskin-covered grip bound with a strand of twisted wire, and with buff-leather liner and tassel (minor rust patination)
80.7 cm. blade

Footnotes

  • See Anthony D. Darling, 'Weapons of The Highland Regiments 1740-1780', Historical Arms Series, no. 33, 1995, p.17

    For another example, formerly in the Darling Collection and with the same blade markings, see Cyril Mazansky, British Basket-Hilted Swords, 2005, p. 130, F236 (illustrated)
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