Help identifing sword

Discussion in 'Military History and Militaria' started by RMA1, Feb 8, 2013.

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  1. Lads

    Im looking for some assistance identifing this Sword The Blade is engraved to 4th Gordon Highlanders, but the Hilt is marked up with an LI badge, and is possibly the wrong pattern.

    Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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  2. napier

    napier LE Moderator Reviewer

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  3. Thats what i was thinking. The blade and hilt are wrong. The story is that a lads mother bought it for him prior to going off to war. but its got the old spidey senses going.
  4. _Chimurenga_

    _Chimurenga_ LE Gallery Guru

    Weren't Scottish Regiments issued with basket hilt swords ?
  5. Nice bit of DIY welding ?
  6. Yes thats what I said.
  7. Exactly. A cut and shut job.
  8. Agreed. According to the blurb, originally Aberdeenshire Rifle Volunteers, then linked to Gordons in 1881. Not an unusual sequence in the old Volunteer movement.
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  9. I knew this would get this sorted out on here, cheers lads .
  10. sirbhp

    sirbhp LE Book Reviewer

    could it be a Saturday morning sword? Made off the books?
  11. Basket case swords Shirley?
  12. An old sword is like a new flag, you need to run it up a few Poles and see if anyone salutes it!