The Royal Company of Archers are the Officers of the Monarch's body guard for Scotland. These officers carry a gilt ornamental cross hilted sword, fitted with a military 'Claymore' blade.
Romanesque design can be traced in the hilt. The aureate grip, gothic style pommel and thistle shaped top nut make this sword a mark of pure royalty.
The sword is carried in a black leather scabbard which has a gilt affix on the top and chape.
This style is referred to as the 'Field' sword, and thus distinguished from the court sword style carried by officers at the court of the Monarch.
- Blade length: 790 mm
- Blade width at hilt: 26 mm