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    Gibson's, Thomson and Craig's 1803 pattern sword identification


    I have what I think is an 1803 pattern sword that appears interesting. The hilt has a gilt bow guard with George III cypher with rose in centre, lion on pommel and roaring lions on langets. The blade is blued with gilt engraving and has the outfitters name Gibson's, Thomsons and Craig's. I would welcome any help in identifying the sword, there is a number of possible clues on the engraving;
    A coat of arms which includes a bird on a helmet, rampant lion with what looks like a serpent/dragon beneath.
    Thistles, possibly rose, shamrock and oakleaves at base of blade (I believe outfitters were Edinburgh based)
    A shield with St George Cross surrounded by mace, arrows,bugle ? and lance.
    Royal coat of arms.
    George III cypher.

    Kind Regards

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    Last edited by P.Farrar; 08-07-2013 at 11:12 AM.

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