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.