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British Pattern 1827/46 Naval Officer’s Sword with Claymore Blade

Blade 31½”, by Ledger Smith & Co, 9 Dowgate Hill, London, etched with crowned fouled anchor on one side and crowned Royal Arms and supporters on the other, in foliate panels; regulation gilt half basket hilt incorporating crowned fouled anchor and with turn down inner portion, lion’s head pommel and backstrap, wirebound sharkskin grip.

For your 18th Century to early 19th Century ad…

For your 18th Century to early 19th Century adventures.

British Pattern 1828 Highland Officer’s Sword …

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 Basket Hilted Broadsword, 17th Century…

British Basket Hilted Broadsword, 17th Century

17th century Basket Hilt sword, 79 cm steel blade stamped Thomas Hvmffreies, London Fecit, Anno 1668, wire bound sharkskin grip, brass pommel with steel nut, pierced brass three-quarter guard, 97 cm overall.

British Highland Field Officer’s Sword, Late 1…

British Highland Field Officer’s Sword, Late 19th Century

A fantastic robust-bladed example of a Highland field officer’s sword, by Mole of Birmingham. Highland officers of Major and higher rank were permitted to wear these special Scinde Cavalry scroll hilts on their broadsword blades, but being that this was a pattern only for Field Rank officers of Highland regiments, these swords do not come around often. Additionally, this is a Victorian example (most surviving ones are George V) and given the straight fully-chequered 1895 pattern backstrap, must date to 1895-1901.

yourpatchworkgod: we-are-rogue: Replace that…




Replace that small sword with a rapier for maximum stabbing and replace that spadroon with an arming sword for max options

This was obviously just a bit of fun, but the thing to keep in mind is that these swords are period specific to the 18th Century to early 19th Century (Georgian period).

Baskethilt Broadsword Guard Design & Use…

Baskethilt Broadsword Guard Design & Use – With Jay Maas

Basket-Hilted Swords

Basket-Hilted Swords



Broadsword and targe – how Highlanders fough…

Broadsword and targe – how Highlanders fought

A quick introduction to the use of this weapon combination, shot very quickly at Fight Camp 2018.  Sorry about the background noise.
This was shot at the end of the last day, and I was a bit hoarse from shouting, camping, and beer.  When the aircraft overhead gets very loud, I have added subtitles.

The targes we are using are the correct diameter, but the real things were a fair bit heavier, and offered some protection against even musketballs.