Scottish Highland Broadsword 1798-1828

Egypt  -  Trafalgar - Peninsular War -   War of 1812   -   Waterloo

Sword (including Scabbard):



Item Code: SWD098

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Adopted in 1798, this is the broadsword used by the Scottish Highland Officers, Sergeants, Drummers, and Pipers throughout the Napoleonic Wars including the Battle of Waterloo.  Strangely, before now, this broadsword had never been reproduced! With the introduction of this new pattern in 1798, a highland broadsword exercise was also published to assist in training:

The smooth brass hilt was the unique element to this design, which provided needed protection and a reduced weight.  Some regiments took advantage of the flat surface and had their regimental insignia engraved on it.   The following images are of two officers carrying the 1798 pattern broadsword:

An officer of the 42nd Royal Highlanders in c1801 (left) and 92nd Highland Regiment officer in c1816.

Surprisingly there is evidence that some Scottish Royal Navy officers used this sword as well.  For example, Lord William Napier wore this sword at the Battle of Trafalgar, while serving on the HMS Defence.  On the scabbard of the original it is engraved with the naval expression "READY AY[e] READY"

The sword we reproduced here was designed after an original in the National reserve collection of Parks Canada.  The brass hilt measurements match that of the original examined.  However it is a smaller basket than typical broadsword and is best suited for a medium or small sized hand.  The blade is made of superior 1055 high carbon steel and has a single fuller.  The pictures below show the elegant nature of this sword.

Overall Length: 38 inches (97 cm)
Blade Length: 32 inches (81.5 cm)
Sword without Scabbard Weight: 2.5 lbs (1.2kg)
Grip Length: 3 7/8 inches (9.5 cm)

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The 42nd Black Watch at the Battle of Quatre Bras just before the Battle of Waterloo, 1815 by William Barnes Wollen

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