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Early / Mid 20th Century Scottish Basket Hilted Broadsword, Sold

In very good condition, an early / mid 20th Century Scottish Basket Hilted Broadsword.

Early / Mid 20th Century Scottish Basket Hilted Broadswordimage u72 1

Sold Item Notice

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.

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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.

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