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17th Century Scottish Basket Hilted Broadsword (sold)

A very good 1620-1640 Scottish basket hilted broadsword, probably for a horseman, possibly for a very large infantryman, with Passau Wolf, talisman and Andrea Ferrara markings.

1640-1660 Scottish Horseman's Broadsword17th Century Scottish Broadsword

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Almost certainly used by a Highland horseman, this impressive Scottish broadsword with imposing 87cm blade is in very good order for its age and I believe 100% authentic (pommels and grips are often replaced; the pommel and grip on this broadsword are almost certainly authentic original).

17th Century Passau Wolf

Although worn the blade is in very good order and clearly shows the all important 17th Century style Passau Wolf mark, a lucky talisman and the name "Andrea Ferrara". The Passau Wolf shows this to be a Prussian made blade (as was common) with the Andrea Ferrara marking a statement of quality (Andrea Ferrara actually died the previous century and was a Spanish blade maker); the Scots and many others using Ferrara's name to indicate a quality blade long after his death plus the fact Ferrara had Catholic connotations popular of course with Scotland of that time.

Andrea Ferrara

This is a truly lovely and well above normal condition early to mid 17th Century Scottish broadsword, amazingly well balanced and with a superb feel to it to this day. The blade, though worn, is very good and sound, firm in the hilt. The hilt is in very good order, well above average, a couple of hardly noticeable well repaired cracks to the bars one side, no discernable bending, the grip also tight. Further / full sized pictures available upon request. Item reference number 312 (51).

Scottish talisman

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