Early / Mid 20th Century Scottish Basket
Hilted Broadsword, Sold
In very good condition, an early / mid 20th Century Scottish Basket
A well made early to mid 20th Century ceremonial Scottish basket
hilted broadsword. Birmingham view (inspection) marks, 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 "E C", unofficial marking most likely to be for Edinburgh
Castle. This sword having an older style Claymore blade (unsharpened).
Clearly with age (the scabbard stop washer on the blade shows age
cracking). Despite being a ceremonial sword probably for castle
public occasions, it is very well made and weighty too.
The 33 1/4 inch blade is in very good condition save for some
staining from storage grease and some small rust streaks. 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 plated steel scabbard equally very good, some small
rust patches and staining. The sword sheathes and draws well if
a little loosely.
An authentic British made claymore basket hilt for just £?
(too late, now sold)is a great buy. Please quote item reference
U72 (0912). Further / full sized images available upon request.