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    Scottish King's Own Scottish Borderers Officer's Basket Hilt Broadsword By Wilki Scottish King's Own Scottish Borderers Officer's Basket Hilt Broadsword By Wilki Swords
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    Scottish King's Own Scottish Borderers Officer's Basket Hilt Broadsword By Wilki Scottish King's Own Scottish Borderers Officer's Basket Hilt Broadsword By Wilki Swords

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    UNIQUE, WW1 Scottish King's Own Scottish Borderers Officer's Basket Hilt Broadsword By Wilkinson With Etched Blade Presented By Manchester University To 2nd Lieut N. Sawers-Scott KIA Ypres 1915 & Scabbard (Remembered In Church Stain Glass Window) - 13302

    Norman Sawers-Scott was one of three sons of Dr William Sawers Scott, a G.P. From Withington, and his wife Margaret. Educated at Manchester Grammar School Norman entered the University of Manchester in 1911 and graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1914 . Most of his spare time whilst at University was spent with the Officer Training Corps where he gained the Recruits’ shooting prize & was secretary of the Shooting Club and a member of the Shooting Eight. In June 1913 he joined the special reserve and was attached to the King’s Own Scottish Borderers. When the University acquired the right to nominate graduates for commissions in the Regular Army they put forward Norman as their first candidate. He took part in the attack on Hill 60 near Ypres and was killed on St. Georges’s Day 1915 when the enemy made a counter attack. A Sergeant A.H. Davies of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers to whom he had been attached for a few months wrote: “Please pardon a stranger at such a time, but on behalf of the N.C.O.’s and men of his old platoon, allow me to express our heartfelt sympathy with you and Mrs. Scott in your great loss. I worked with Mr. Scott for several months and could not wish for a better officer, well up in his work and cool under fire, fair-minded to his men and always a gentleman. Your loss is also ours, and I sincerely trust that time will deaden your grief for one who bravely died fighting for his country.” Manchester Grammar School described him as “a most promising young officer, who would doubtless have made his mark had he been spared” (a copy of a contemporary portrait of the Officer is illustrated in image 2). Sadly Normans brother Ian was also later KIA at the Somme. The brothers are remembered in a memorial stained glass window on the south wall of the nave of St Chads Church (C of E), Mauldeth Rd, Ladybarn, Manchester, M20 4WH. The Stained glass window with two lights has a figure in each light. Between the lights is a Scottish Officer's sword mounted onto a stone mullion. Below the window is a stone tablet with inscription. Each window depicts a knight in armour. The one in the left light holds a St George flag and the one in the right light holds a St George shield. Each knights face is a portrait of one of the brothers (illustrated in image 3). The Window has the inscription ‘ IN MEMORY OF NORMAN SAWERS SCOTT/ 2ND LIEUT. KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERS 2ND BATTLN/ KILLED IN ACTION AT YPRES, FLANDERS/ APRIL 23RD 1915 AGED 20 YEARS Plaque: ALSO IN HAPPY MEMORY OF HIS/ BROTHER IAN SAWERS SCOTT/ 2ND LIEUTENANT 2ND BATTALION/ KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS/ KILLED AT THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME/ JULY 1ST 1916 AGED 19 YEARS, AND OF WILLIAM SAWERS SCOTT MD/ JAN 31ST 1923 AGED 62 YEARS’. Norman Sawers-Scott is also remembered at the University of Manchester War Memorial, Main Quadrangle. The Scottish basket hilt Broadsword has become one of the most sought after swords for collectors (see page 35 of World Swords by Withers). This Superb basket hilt broadsword was presented to Norman Sawers-Scott by Manchester University when he was commissioned in the KOSB. The sword measures 39 ½” overall with a 32 ½” double edged fullered blade which has beautifully etched panels on both sides. One side is etched with foliate design incorporating the Scottish Thistle emblem, 'Crown GR' (George Rex) and panel ‘N. Sawers-Scott From The University Of Manchester’. The ricasso is marked by the manufacturer 'Wilkinson Sword Company Limted London'. The reverse has the ordnance acceptance star roundel and is etched with King's Crown and KOSB name. It has the correct medieval appearance hilt with nickel plate fittings, flat cross guard, ribbed ferrule and bell shaped pommel cap with holed ball end. Its shark skin handle with wire binding is tight and undamaged as is its full ‘heart design’ pierced steel basket hilt with original leather lining. The hilt is fitted with its original red tassel. The sword is complete with original wood field scabbard with brown leather cover, nickel plated throat mount & chape . The scabbard is undamaged with just surface scuffs consistent with age. This is a Unique opportunity to own a historic Scottish Regiment Officer’s basket hilt broad sword to a young British Officer Killed In Action during WW1 and honoured in remembrance together with his fallen brother by a stained glass window in a Manchester Church. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13302
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    CategoryBlades
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    ConditionUsed
    Price£ 1,595
    Sale typeTrade
    MakeScottish King's Own Scottish Borderers Officer's Basket Hilt Broadsword By Wilki
    Manufactured YearWW1 Era
    Your reference13302
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