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WW1 era Scottish Highland Infantry Officer's Basket Hilt, sold

In aged but good overall condition, a George V / WW1 Scottish Highland Infantry Officer's Basket Hilt Broadsword.

George V / WW1 Scottish Highland Infantry Officer's Basket Hilt BroadswordImage w68 1

Sold Item Notice

Etched to retailer, the high class tailor / outfitter, Meyer & Mortimer, the original owner / officer clearly was discerning.

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The 32 1/8 inch blade is aged, the etching worn but clear enough, patina spots and patches abound. Blade moves a little in the grip / hilt. Basket hilt a little battered in places and aged but good overall. Slight gap between pommel and hilt. The grip in generally good condition but with some small patches missing under the pommel. The twisted grip wire bindings in good order. The steel scabbard with some dings and inert rust patches; the sword sheathes and draws quite well despite this.

Looks like it has been through the wars a bit, and may well have been. A good buy at £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference number W68 (1195). Further / full sized pictures available upon request.

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