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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.

Early / Mid 18C Scottish Horseman / Clansman's Basket Hilted BackswordImage af57 1

Sold Item Notice

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).

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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.

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