Knife from Culloden
West Highland Museum

This knife may be in a very sorry state, but played an important part of in Highland history. It was found near Drummossie Moor, near Inverness, at the site of the infamous Battle of Culloden, the last engagement of ‘The 1745’.

It was this battle that put an end to Jacobite hopes of a Stuart king, when the forces of ‘Bonnie Prince Charlie’ were resolutely defeated by a British government force, led by the ‘Butcher’ Cumberland.

The weapon was originally loaned to the museum in 1925 by Mrs A Mansfield Forbes who was a friend of the museum’s founder.

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Date: 1745
Materials : Metal
Size : 20cm x 3cm

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