Mid 17C Scottish Highland Infantry Basket
Hilted Broadsword, sold
In good condition for its age, a scarce Mid 17th Century Scottish
Highland Infantry Basket Hilted Broadsword.
This is an impressive sword to hold and the almost certainly Scottish
made blade is still sharp despite its age. With some period nicks
to one of the cutting edges, it seems this broadsword has had a
very active history.
The 30 1/2 inch plain slightly fullered blade is in good condition
and firm in both the grip and hilt. The iron / steel hilt is thinner
than later basket hilts, a sort of transition from the even earlier
ribbon hilt, but in very good condition save for a couple of period
bar joint breaks. The bound wire grip is presumed to be original
but maybe later; it is in good order.
What a great basket hilt, really. A bargain for any serious Scottish
basket hilt collector at just £? (too late, now sold). Please
quote item reference V60 (0998). Further / full sized images available