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This sword blade, depicting the Douglas heart, was allegedly given to Sir James Douglas by Robert the Bruce.

However, as Bruce would still have had his heart had he been alive when he gave it, then the heart would not have featured!

So, whose sword is it?

Can anyone make out the verse inscribed on the blade?


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Comment by Alex Morton on April 7, 2011 at 3:38
Hi there , leave it with me and I will see what I can do to decipher the words I will be in Edinburgh this week end and shall shall try to source some info.  regards  ''''''sandy morton

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