Highland Broadsword with silver hilt by Unknown Artist

The etched blade is of the Highland military style.


Silver, steel, doeskin, velvet
Art Fund grant:
£3,000 ( Total: £12,000)
Acquired in:
Mr & Mrs A M Piepe

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.


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

Venue details

National War Museum Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh EH1 2NG 0300 123 6789 www.nms.ac.uk/war

Entry details

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