|Place||Oceania: Australia, Queensland|
|Object type||Edged weapon or club|
|Place made||United Kingdom: England, United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London|
|Date made||c 1876|
Scottish Regiments Pattern 1865 Officer's Broadsword : Queensland Scottish Regiment
Scottish Regiments Pattern 1865 Officer's Broadword. The hilt is a nickel plated full basket guard with a pierced heart design and a red felt and white buckskin inner liner. The grip is fishskin bound with silver wire and has a dome shaped pommel. The straight double edged blade has a thin double fuller on each side to within nine inches of the spear point. It is feintly etched on both sides having a crown over VR on the right and a Maltese cross between QUEENSLAND SCOTTISH on the left. Above the right ricasso it is marked E THURKLE MAKER DENMARK ST SOHO LONDON.
This broadsword was especially made for an officer of the Queensland Scottish Regiment in the late 1870's. The double fuller to the blade was changed to a single fuller in the 1880's.