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Abbotsford, the personal relics and antiquarian treasures of Sir Walter Scott. Illustrated by William Gibb – Maxwell-Scott, Mary Monica (Hon), 1852-1920.

The Purse of Rob Roy, Toadstone Amulet.

The Purse of Rob Roy. Helen Macgregor`s brooch. Toadstone Amulet.

The Purse of Rob Roy. Helen Macgregor`s brooch. Toadstone Amulet.

The Purse of Rob Roy. Helen Macgregor`s brooch. Toadstone Amulet.

(Rob Roy, alternately Red MacGregor. Scottish Gaelic: Raibeart Ruadh MacGriogai 1671-1734)

The Purse of Rob Roy.

THE purse is 4 inches broad by 4 1/2 inches deep, and is made of brown leather, much worn. It has two divisions, and has evidently been sewn to a belt, the holes of the stitches being visible in four places at the back.

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Feudal steel armour at Abbotsford hall door.

Feudal steel armour. Abbotsford. Roman short sword, middle ages sword

Abbotsford hall door. A complete suit of feudal steel armour. Hall door looking towards study and showing corner of desk.

Abbotsford hall door. A complete suit of feudal steel armour.

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Rob Roy`s Sporran and Skene Dhu.

Sporran. Traditional Scottish knife. Rob Roy. Skene Dhu. Sir Walter Scott.

Rob Roy`s Sporran and Skene Dhu

Rob Roy’s Sporran and Skene Dhu.

Sgian dubh (other spellings: sgian Dhub, skhian dubh, skein dubh or skene you or skean dhu) is a traditional Scottish knife, also known as “stocking dagger”. Since the 18th century the Sgian dubh belongs to Kilt equipment of the Highland Scots.

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Collection of antique pistols by Sir Walter Scott.

Pair of pistols which belonged to Emperor Napoleon I., Bonaparte. Sir Walter Scott's volunteer pistols. Pistol which belonged to Claverhouse. Old pistol by Champbell of Doune. Pistol which belonged to Sir Walter Scott.

Pair of pistols which belonged to Emperor Napoleon I., Bonaparte. Sir Walter Scott’s volunteer pistols. Pistol which belonged to Claverhouse. Old pistol by Champbell of Doune. Pistol which belonged to Sir Walter Scott.

Collection of antique pistols by Sir Walter Scott.

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Malay Kris. Polygar`s Knife. Abbotsford Swords and dagger.

A Polygar’s knife. A Persian dagger and sheath. A malay Kris. Case of hunting-knives, or Couteaux de chasse. Rob Roy’s dirk by Andrea Ferrara. A Tartar sword in brass-mounted shagreen scabbard.

A Polygar’s knife. A Persian dagger and sheath. A malay Kris. Case of hunting-knives, or Couteaux de chasse. Rob Roy’s dirk by Andrea Ferrara. A Tartar sword in brass-mounted shagreen scabbard.

Abbotsford Swords and dagger.

A POLYGAR’S KNIFE

A WEAPON with a broad curved blade. The blade damascened with gold in cuneiform and line designs. The handle is mounted with brass and ornamented with quatrefoil and crescents in high relief, and enriched by 26 small rubies. Length 25 inches.

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