Crest help please gentlemen

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JordanPL
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Crest help please gentlemen

Post by JordanPL » Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:15 pm

Evening all

I was hoping I might pick your brains about this mystery quest.

Unfortunately the Proof Page is of no help although I believe it to be incorrect anyway.

The sword was proved 1889 and I am darn certain the motto is "Immemor Nunquam" and the crest "a Griffin's head erased".

Any help would be much appreciated.
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Re: Crest help please gentlemen

Post by JordanPL » Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:17 pm

Another photo:
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Re: Crest help please gentlemen

Post by JordanPL » Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:13 pm

A few photos of the hilt for those interested:
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Re: Crest help please gentlemen

Post by JordanPL » Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:13 am

After much detective work and no assistance from any internet research, I have discovered that the sword has been in the same family since purchase and it turns out that the owner was a certain Robert Henry Brooke Hunt of the Seaforth Highlanders. Interestingly enough his medals are about to come up for sale:

https://www.dnw.co.uk/auctions/catalogu ... t_id=52340

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Re: Crest help please gentlemen

Post by Richard » Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:46 pm

Congratulations on finding the answer Jordan and a nice summary of his career + photo on the DNW site. Will you go after the medals as well?
We have become accustomed to attributing these scroll hilts to Officer serving in India but, coincidentally I saw another recently that belonged to an officer in a Scottish regiment.
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Post by Rob O'Reilly » Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:38 am

I owned an 1821 Artillery sword with same family crest, but sadly was never able to ID the owner.

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Post by Chris A » Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:14 pm

We have become accustomed to attributing these scroll hilts to Officer serving in India but, coincidentally I saw another recently that belonged to an officer in a Scottish regiment.
Richard
The honeysuckle hilt was carried by Scottish field officers of the Black Watch, H.L.I., Seaforths and A.& S.H.

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Post by Will » Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:10 pm

I have a sword with this hilt with the blade etched to the 5th Royal Scots Canada.
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Post by Chris A » Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:52 pm

The red hilt liner is the Scottish give away. Looks in great condition Will.

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Re: Crest help please gentlemen

Post by George Woodruff » Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:47 pm

Dear Will,

You have found the owner but the Crest looks similar to that of the Caulfeild (sic) Family, Viscount Charlemont.

George
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