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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 Rashleigh and Francis Osbaldistone

Rob Roy. Scottish folk hero and outlaw

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

Cuirasses. Waterloo battle 1815.

Waterloo cuirasses. Waterloo battle. Emperor Napoleon I. Army.

Waterloo cuirasses with sword

French Waterloo cuirasses and sword from the army of Emperor Napoleon I.

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A purse worn by Sir Walter Scott.

A purse worn by Sir Walter Scott. England Empire, Regency Accessoires.

Sir Walter Scott Purse

 A purse worn by Sir Walter Scott.

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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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Sir Walter Scott`s Meerschaum pipes.

Meerschaum Pipes, Spectacles, Case, Paper-Cutter. England 19th Century. Empire era accessoires. tortoise-shell

Sir Walter Scott`s Meerschaum Pipes, Spectacles, Case, Paper-Cutter

Sir Walter Scott`s Meerschaum pipes, spectacles and case, and paper-cutter.

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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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Rob Roy`s gun and sword. Andrea Ferrara blade.

Rob Roy.  Andrea Ferrara blade. Old flint-lock gun. Old Highland Broadsword. Andrea Ferrara blade. Andrew Ferrara Broadsword

Rob Roy – Gun and Sword. Andrea Ferrara blade.

Rob Roy`s gun and sword. Broadsword, with Andrea Ferrara blade.

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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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The gigantic warrior of Bosworth Field.

Gigantic warrior. Bosworth Field. Military Middle age. Weapons. Knight armour.

Armour from hall door

The gigantic warrior of Bosworth Field.

Armor from hall door of Abbotsford designed for a French knight.
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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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