Georgian Royal Company of Archers Sword


Early rare example of a Georgian Royal Company of Archers Sword used by The Company of Archers for King George 4th visit to Scotland in 1822, the first visit of a reigning monarch to Scotland in nearly two centuries, the last being by Charles II for his Scottish Coronation in 1651 Stunning quality gilt brass hilt and guard all of which is heavily engraved with ribbed wire bound grip and complete with full dress sword knot. The blade double edged tapering to a point and engraved with figures and floral decoration. The black leather scabbard mounted with gilt brass fittings which again are all highly engraved and fitted with hanging rings and frog stud, the reverse of the top mount with makers details WEBB, MANUFACTURER, PICCADILLY, LONDON Provenance : Fettercairn House Kincardineshire Scotland probably the sword of Sir William Forbes, 7th Baronet,Sir William was 48 at the time of the King’s visit, and he died 6 years late. Almost certainly made for the occasion of the kings visit in 1822. The Royal Company of Archers, The King’s Bodyguard for Scotland is a ceremonial unit that serves as the Sovereign’s bodyguard in Scotland—a role it has performed since 1822 during the reign of King George IV when the company provided a personal bodyguard to the King on his visit to Scotland

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