Colours of the 42nd Royal Highlanders (The Black Watch). Now 1st Battalion The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Carried in the Crimea and India. Now in Dunkeld Cathedral. Senior regiment of the Highland Brigade. Scottish infantry regiment of the British Army from 1881. The regimental motto was Nemo me impune lacessit (no one attacks me with impunity). During the 2003 Iraq War the Black Watch fought in the attack on Basra and during its deployment the unit suffered a single fatality. The following year the Black Watch was dispatched to Iraq again, as part of 4 (Armoured) Brigade. (Source Wikipedia)
From the book: History of The Scottish Highlands, Highland Clans And Highland Regiments by William MacKenzie.
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.
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.
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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