Horse Brass: Victorian Black Watch

Horse Brass: Victorian Black Watch


The origin of this famous regiment dates back to 1725, when a Highland police force was formed by Marshal Wade to prevent cattle and sheep stealing. In 1729, it was divided into six “independent” companies with four additional companies later added to form the unit into a regiment. As part of the national military, it was first known as the 42nd Highlanders, but insisted in using its own strategy against the enemy instead of the strategies of British. They would load their rifles, wait until they saw the puff of smoke from the rifles of their enemy, then the entire line would fall flat on the ground so that the enemy would fire at an empty space. They then stood up quickly fired their volley, threw down their muskets and rushed the enemy with their claymore under the cover of the smoke left from their musket fire. The enemy would still be reloading their weapons thus would be caught off balance and easily overrun. Although this was a very effective strategy, British generals were not impressed and insisted they start using British techniques to bring uniformity and, unfortunately predictability, into all British fighting units.


Horse Brass: Victorian Black Watch.

Made by ARMAC Brassworks, Birmingham, England.

Hand cast using the finest British brass.

Casting mix consists of pure first-run ingot brass with high copper content for superior color.

Hand filed after casting to remove any rough edges after casting.

Hand polished to enhance the natural beauty of high quality brass.


ARMAC Brassworks has been creating quality brasswares for more than 75 years.

Additional information

Weight.20 lbs
Dimensions3.50 × 3.00 × .16 in