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WW1 / GV Scottish Infantry Officer's Basket Hilted Broadsword (sold)

In good to very good condition, a George 5th / WW1 era Gaunt made Scottish infantry officer's broadsword.

WW1 / GV Scottish Infantry Officer's Basket Hilted Broadsword by Gaunt

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A well above average example. This World War 1 era basket hilt marked to maker "J R Gaunt & Son, Late Edward Thurkle, London & Birmingham", one of if not the quality maker of the time.

The 32 1/4 inch blade is well etched with thistles, George 5th's cypher, etc. with only a small amount of rust spots, and is firm in the hilt. The hilt is in very good shape / condition, the plating still mostly bright. The fishskin grip is good, the smallest of the twisted grip wire bindings is loose but could easily be positioned properly and secured with a little glue and a good eye. The scabbard is mostly good, there is wear and one small section (less than an inch by 1/4 inch) that has dried and come away, which I would epoxy resin and stain to hide. A well above average example. Further / full sized images upon request. My reference number is 866 (361).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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