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1720-1740 Scottish Basket Hilt Broadsword, sold

In good condition, an early 18th Century Scottish basket hilted broadsword, long blade with both 17th Century Passau Wolf and "Andrea Ferara" marks.

1720-1740 Scottish Basket Hilt Broadsword with Andrea Ferara / Passau Wolf Blade

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Quite possibly for a Scottish horseman given the length of the blade (38 1/2 inches), or a very large infantry Scotsman, the hilt is circa 1730, the blade is earlier, mid 1600's, as is common to find older blades in later hilts (the later hilts offered far better protection and looked better than the earlier hilts).

The blade is lightly pitted along both sides. The point has a small wriggle in it. The blade is firm in the hilt. The hilt with some age / tarnish which we have left be. The sword has had a replacement grip at some stage; it is a little skew to the pommel but looks the part well enough.

This sword and its blade markings are typical of the Jacobean Scots and may well have been an English battle trophy.

A great and iconic sword with an almighty blade. Further / full sized images available upon request. Please quote item reference L05

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