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Re: 'Sinclair sabre's '
Dear La Behotierre:
I always enjoy your postings.
I think perhaps that it's possible the Sinclairs had not so much more sense as
more info. It is in fact rare that those who put their lives on the front
lines, and who feel they are fighting for what they believe is the "right," may
not know that there may be ANOTHER "right" that they are not privy to—something
only the horsebacked men on the hill might know. It has not generally been
considered "prudent" to tell the "grunts" what that other right is, because
perhaps they'd just decide to turn around and go home. What think?
La Behotierre wrote:
> A very interesting sabre is the 'English thistle' it was the first sword
> issued after Drummossie Moor to Scots troops. It bears a English imprint on
> a Scots basket hilt with a straight single blood flute. I acquired one a
> number of years ago. Mine is good nick but far from mint. In a catalogue
> published by the National Trust for Scotland in London 1996 ' The Swords and
> the Sorrows' it is the only post Jacobite sword listed. There was in that
> catalogue a silver hilted hanger or cutto carried by James Wolfe, later
> General James Wolfe, the victor at Quebec, who fought as a young officer for
> the Government at Culloden. Most of the English officers carried swords
> with German made blades and English hilts.
> Bonny Prince Charlie carried, what else, an Italian sword. Had there been a
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