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Victorian Scottish Highland Infantry Officer's Basket Hilt Sword, Sold

In good overall condition, a mighty / well made Mid Victorian Scottish Highland Infantry Officer's Basket Hilt Sword, circa 1865.

Victorian Scottish Highland Infantry Officer's Basket Hilt Sword

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No etching to the blade, no maker's / retailer's name to the blade, the proof slug / disc one of the plainest ever seen. Just the slightly flattened bars style to go and the fact this is a real beast of a sword; made for fighting, not for dress. Most likely an officer's campaign sword, or possibly bought by a highland regiment for a sargeant. Most likely 1865-1870 date wise.

The 32 1/3 inch blade is worn and with patina but in good condition generally; the tip has suffered a tiny amount. Blade firm in hilt. The hilt in very good order but with some age; a patina splotch one side. The fishskin grip is good; the twisted grip wire bindings present but with a few loose strands. The steel field use scabbard is dinged here and there, with age but sound. The sword sheathes and draws a little loosely but has a satisfying firm clunk when being fully sheathed.

A monster of a sword. Well worth £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference AC71 (0330). Further / full sized images available upon request.

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