February 8, 2023

Cayman Islands Museum Acquisition: A home for a hero’s swords

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The Cayman Islands National Museum recently accepted two ceremonial swords into the National Collection. Once owned by thirty-three year Police Inspector veteran, Joseph Rodriguez ‘Roddy’ Watler (1890-1965), the rapiers are archtypes of an 1897 British Infantry Officer’s sword, and a possible 1827 German-made, British Rifle Officer’s sword, its proof disc suggests. The 1897 model sword’s […]