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1920's / 1930's Scottish Ceremonial Basket Hilted Broadsword, Sold

In very good condition, a 1920's / 1930's Scottish Ceremonial Basket Hilted Broadsword.

1920's Scottish Ceremonial Basket Hilted Broadswordimage u71 1

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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.

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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 £? (too late, now sold)is a very good buy indeed. Please quote item reference U71 (0905). Further / full sized images available upon request.

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