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    Very Rare Scottish Basket-Hilted Back Sword of the Royal Highland Regiment, Circa 1755. The form carried by enlisted men of the famed "Black Watch" during the Seven Years (French and Indian) War. 32" single edge blade with a deep narrow fuller along the back. The blade is marked 8" from the hilt with a crown over GR/Drury. Drury being an English swordsmith who had most of the contracts for Scottish military swords during this period. All iron mounted, spiral carved wood grip with a double strand of twisted iron wire. Grip perfect, wire loose but present. All iron surfaces display a coat of generally very light pitting, blade with no nicks, guard with no bends or cracks. The Black Watch, the 42nd Regiment of Foot, served in American from 1757 to 1764, including the assault on Ft. Ticonderoga in 1758, The Battle of Bushy Run in 1763, and the subjugation of the Ohio Indians in 1764. An important Scottish military sword that saw service in America in the hands of one of the most famed regiments in British military history.

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    Auction Dates
    July, 2009
    25th Saturday
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