This double-edged, basket hilt sword of German manufacture illustrates the Jacobite commitment to end the Anglo-Scottish Union, by military means if necessary. The enduring sense of Scottish nationhood that motivated supporters of the exiled Stuarts is clearly evident. The blade is engraved on both sides: marked on one side is the figure of St Andrew wearing a mitre and holding a cross. The inscription reads "PROSPERITY / TO / SCHOTLAND/ & /NO UNION". On the other side there appears the figure of King James VIII & III (in the style of a Roman Emperor). There is some evidence to indicate the inscription was removed and restored at some later date.