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Late Victorian Claymore Bladed Basket Hilt Broadsword, Sold

In good condition, a scarce late Victorian Claymore Bladed Basket Hilt Broadsword, Glasgow marked

Late Victorian Claymore Bladed Basket Hilt Broadsword, Glasgow marked

Sales enquiries

The blade has been re-plated, but a) you can still see the cutler's / retailer's address Renfield Street, Glasgow, so possibly Leckie Graham & Co, b) it is clear the blade was and still is plain (no etching). The blade is in traditional Claymore (Great Sword) form, used since Scottish two handed swords but rarely so in the late 18C.

The 32 1/4 inch blade is in good condition with just a couple of tiny rust spots. Blade firm in hilt. Typical late Victorian bask hilt with more flat than round bars in good condition. Black possibly faux fishskin grip and grip wire bindings in good condition. The crimson liner with royal blue edgings is very aged, as is the crimson tassel. The leather field scabbard is clearly bespoke (the chape is non-standard form) and in generally good condition but with age. The sword sheathes and draws well.

It may be worth removing the blade plating (there is a chemical treatment now available to do this). A very nice sword for just £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference Q43 (0360). Further full / sized images available on request.

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