1920's / 1930's Scottish Ceremonial Basket
Hilted Broadsword, For Sale
In very good condition, a 1920's / 1930's Scottish Ceremonial
Basket Hilted Broadsword.
A well made though manufactured for ceremonial only use, Scottish
basket hilted broadsword. Birmingham view (inspection) mark, the
blade almost certainly Birmingham made too with its long forte.
The Crown over B view mark above "T A" for Territorial
Army (1921 onwards). Also marked (stamped) to the blade but with
a different die "S C", unofficial marking most likely
to be for Stirling Castle. This sword having an older style Claymore
blade (unsharpened) and reliant on a frog loop for suspension (no
suspension rings as on field service and official officer dress
basket hilts), is a ceremonial sword. Clearly with age (the scabbard
stop washer on the blade shows age cracking and some of the royal
blue ribbon work, probably original, has age discoloration / grubbiness).
This is, none the less, despite being a ceremonial sword probably
for castle public occasions, very well made and weighty too.
The 32 1/2 inch blade is in very good condition save for some staining
from storage grease and some small rust spots. Blade firm in the
hilt. The high quality steel hilt also very good, some age. The
faux leather and silver metal twisted wire grip is in very good
order. The scabbard equally very good. The sword sheathes and draws
quite tightly, a sure sign (along with minimal grip wear) that the
sword has not been sheathed and drawn very often.
An authentic British made claymore basket hilt for just £700
is a very good buy indeed. Please quote item reference U71. Further
/ full sized images available upon request. Box 0905-116x27x26 (2.730).