Edward 7th Scottish Argyll & Sutherland
Basket Hilt Broadsword, Sold
In very good condition for its age, a King Edward 7th Scottish
Argyll & Sutherland Basket Hilted Broadsword.
A very good specimen of a scarce sword, this Argyll & Sutherland
Basket Hilted Broadsword is over 100 years old yet and therefore
in well above average condition. Marked to outfitters Fraser, Ross,
& Co., Ltd of 72 Ingram Street Glasgow, the etching still crisp
in most areas.
The 33 inch blade is in good condition, a little worn at the ricasso
/ forte but not too much. Blade firm in the hilt, the hilt generally
very good though a little patinated. The fishskin grip and twisted
grip wire bindings are good, the crimson basket lining in good order,
the blue edging faded but pretty much complete. The crimson tassel
good but starting to lose a few strands. The leather field service
scabbard in overall good shape, the sword sheathes and draws well.
Further / full sized pictures available upon request. Please quote
item reference F53 (911).