Lot 123

A rare late-Victorian broadsword (know as claymore in the Victorian period) for an officer of the London Scottish Rifle Volunteer regiment. Featured double-edged broadsword blade (33 inches), etched to retailer Meyer & Mortimer, with Pillin’s maker’s proof slug. Basket-hilt nickel plated with leather and red felt liner, complete with red silk tassel. Shagreen grip and gilt wire. Pommel with nut, to enable dismounting and replacement with cross-hilt on field service. Sword complete with wood and leather field service scabbard, with Highland regiment style chape, featuring a ball on the drag. (1)

Estimate: £800-£900