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1820P Scottish Highland Infantry Officer's Basket Hilt Broadsword, sold

In very good condition, an exceptionally rare 1820 pattern Highland infantry officer's basket hilt broadsword.

1820 Pattern Scotish Highland Infantry Officer's Basket Hilted Broadswordimage E81 1

Sold Item Notice

A very rare sword, circa 1820, made in Solingen by August & Albert Schnitzler (hence the stamp "A & A S" on the ricasso), a Scottish highland officer's basket hilted broadsword. See Swords And Sword Makers of England and Scotland (Richard H. Bezdek) page 343.

The plain 31 1/4 inch blade, marked only with the maker's initials "A & A S", is in very good condition and firm in the hilt. The plain steel hilt, a definite improvement on the frail 1798 pattern's brass hilt, is quite stunning in its simplicity and brute strength, plus it is in excellent condition also. The original grip has lost most of its leather (crumbling away) to reveal the spiraled wooden base.

As well as being exceptionally rare (just try finding another) it is actually a truly lovely sword, and therefore our price is going to be very hard if not impossible to beat. Full sized / additional photos available upon request. Please quote item reference number E81 (838)

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