This sword is from a group of which about a dozen examples are known. Variations in the configuration of the hilt elements include examples with and with out a forward quillon and the inclusion of an oval rein aperture. An example with that last feature, formerly in Eglinton Castle, sponsor and host of the Eglinton Tournament, is now in the Royal Ontario Museum. Most are mounted with earlier, presumably family blades. This example is among the best for condition. The group has been traditionally identified by the portrait of an 18th century Scottish Officer entitled the Pinch of Snuff attributed to William Delacour. GC.146 Blade length: 32 3/4" cf: Scottish Swords and Dirks, Wallace, no.44.

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