Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: adelaide south australia
Very nice sword, I have not seen a pattern sword actually marked to the 42nd before. Now you have me thinking abaout the black watch I will post the first of three that I have.
Date Circa 1750-70 (18th Century)
Nationality Scottish Black Watch 42nd Highland Regiment
English basket-hilted backsword A Scottish military basket hilted backsword issued to the 42nd Highlanders, circa 1750-1770, older straight single edged fullered blade marked FARARA. Regulation hilt, panels pierced with triangular and circular openings. Truncated conical pommel (marked with an ?) with special button, wire bound leather grip.
If anyone can work out what is on the pommel I would be very grateful. I think they are numbers.