The etched blade is of the Highland military style.

Incorporated within the hilt are gilt cartouches decorated with Stewart's arms and a badge of the 2nd battalion, 78th Highlanders with which the Lieutenant had fought in 1806.

Provenance

Presented to Lieutenant-Colonel David Stewart of Garth. Unknown before 1997; Galerie Fischer, Lucerne, Switzerland, 1997; two private collections; vendors.


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