Category: 1828

British Pattern 1828 Highland Officer’s Sword

A good quality example of an early-Victorian Highland officer’s broad sword (1828 pattern), made/retailed by Buckmaster of London, marked to the 71st Highlanders. Double-edged and double-fullered broadsword blade of 83.5cm long, etched with VR monogram, foliage and ‘71’ inside a horn (for the 71st Highlanders). The lack of proof disc to the blade suggests this sword dates to 1837-1845. Iron basket hilt of regulation form, with original liner and the remnants of the silk tassel, with shagreen grip and the thickest strand of grip wire remaining. Housed in the original leather scabbard with iron mounts. Overall length in scabbard 101cm.

British Pattern 1828 Highland Officer’s Sword

82 cm blade by Robert Mole & Son, Birmingham, Makers to the War & India Offices etched with scrolling foliage, thistles and crowned VR cypher, regulation steel basket hilt, wire bound fish skin covered grip, in its steel scabbard with two suspension rings, complete with its crimson faced buff leather liner and fringe tassel.


British Pattern 1828 Highland Officer’s Sword

Crimea era sword. Regimentally marked to the 71st. Fuller marked to “Mayer & Mortimer Edinburgh”. Much of blade etching has been polished off over years.

British Pattern 1828 Highland Officer’s Sword for an Officer of the 93rd Sutherland Highlanders

By Henry Wilkinson, Pall Mall, London, [serial] no. 18920 for [the year] 1873. With tapering fullered double-edge blade etched along the forte on one side with crowned ‘VR’ cypher between symmetrical designs of thistles, and along the other with crowned regimental details between symmetrical foliage, and regulation steel guard retaining its buff leather liner faced in red woollen cloth and with red tassel, in its steel scabbard (some dents) with two rings for suspension (some light pitting and now varnished overall). 82.3 cm. blade.

The lighting is bad, so the blade looks like it’s been gilded.

British Pattern 1828 Highland Officer’s Sword, c.WWI

By Wilkinson inscribed to A.G. MacKay of the 13th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Straight 31 inch fullered blade etched with panels of thistles, one side with royal cipher and Wilkinson maker’s markings, reverse with regimental coat-of-arms and designation and riband inscribed A.G. MacKay/13th A. & S. H. Nickel-plated pattern hilt retaining the leather and red wool liner and the red silk tassel; grip wrapped in grey shagreen and twisted silver wire. Brown leather-covered service scabbard with German silver mounts.