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1720-1740 Scottish Highland Officer's Basket Hilted Broadsword (sold)

A superb pre-Culloden Scottish highland officer's basket hilt broad sword in very good condition.

1720-1740 Scottish Highland Officer's Basket Hilted BroadswordCulloden era basket hilt

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This fine Scottish basket hilted broadsword was around at the time of Culloden, and may even have been at that most famous Jacobite Rebellion battle which saw the death of around 1000 highlanders loyal to Bonnie Prince Charlie. It is in very good order indeed and a well made, well balanced fighting weapon.

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Made for a right handed Scottish infantry officer (the basket room is spaced for a right handed person), the 32 3/4 blade is well cleaned / polished but in very good order and firm in the hilt. The hilt is magnificent and in very good order. The fishskin grip and two gold Turk's Heads are very good, though the fishskin has become rigid (through being dry) and is a little loose from the hardwood base underneath. But it looks and feels very fine. As this is such a rare item in such outstanding condition, it is a very fair price and a very good investment as these swords once bought by collectors rarely enter the market again. My reference number is 736 (294). Full sized / further images available upon request.

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