Early / Mid 18C Scottish Horseman's Basket
Hilted Backsword, sold
In sound but aged condition, a Culloden era (Early / Mid 18C)
Scottish Horseman / Clansman's Basket Hilted Backsword.
The long flat blade forte with thin over larger double fullers
is typical of circa 1725 to 1730. The length of the blade and O
Ring hilt (which allows the reins to be held along with the sword)
is for a clan horseman (they were not cavalry only because they
did not form / organize as cavalry did / do).
The 34 9/16 inch blade is sound but with patina / inert rust pitting.
Blade firm in the hilt. The hilt with some knocks, etc and patina
/ inert rust pitting but is sound / solid.
A great prospect perhaps for fashioning a grip with chemical wood.
OK, it has aged, but maybe, just maybe this is the least expensive
Culloden sword ever. Yours for £? (too late, now sold). Please
quote item reference number AF57 (1130). Further / full sized pictures
available upon request.