Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet of Abbotsford 1771- 1832 was a Scottish poet and writer. He was one of the – not only in Europe – the most widely read authors of his time. Many of his historical novels have become classics and have served as a model for numerous plays, operas and films.
Rob Roy Parting Duellists Rashleigh and Francis Osbaldistone
Rob Roy parting Rashleigh and Francis Osbaldistone.
FRANCIS OSBALDISTONE meets bis cousin Rashleigh in a duel. “… Eager for revenge, i grappled with my enemy, with the purpose of running him through the body. Our death-grapple was interrupted by a man who forcibly threw himself between us, and pushing us separate from each other, exclaimed in a loud and commanding voice: ‘ By the hand of my father, I will cleave to the brisket the first man that mints another stroke!’ Continue reading →
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.
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.
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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