Edward 7th Scottish Infantry Officer's Basket
Hilted Broadsword for sale
In very good condition, an Edward VII 1827P Scottish infantry
officer's basket hilted broadsword with scabbard, frog and suspension
This is an exceptionally good example of an increasingly scarce
antique sword that just gets harder and harder to source, and with
it rises ever higher in price; I think Scottish basket hilts are
one of the best investments you can make at this time. Apart from
a few rub / patina spots on the 32 1/4 inch claymore blade, the
fading of the royal blue basket cloth edging, a single small moth
hole to the crimson basket insert, the loss of some stitching to
the side of the scabbard and some general aging / scuffing to the
leather work, this is a very good sword indeed.
No maker / cutler / retailer marks to the blade, which means it
was retailer sold and the original owner did not want to pay a little
extra to advertise the outfitters he bought it from. Etched with
Royal Coat of Arms and Edward VLL's royal cypher, plus thistles
of course. Some marking / patina to areas of the blade, thankfully
away from the main etching area. The blade is firm in the hilt and
the hilt in superb order and bright. The fishskin grip in very good
condition. Sheathes well. A great display item and lovely to hold.
Worth every penny of £900. Full sized / additional photos
available upon request. Please quote item reference number 796.