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Lot 280
An Officer's Basket-Hilted Backsword Of Scottish Type
Sold for £2,640 (US$ 4,381) inc. premium
Lot Details
An Officer's Basket-Hilted Backsword Of Scottish Type
Circa 1760-70
With tapering blade (worn) double-edged at the point and fullered over its entire length on each side, iron hilt (some pitting) comprising guard of rounded bars forming oval panels, one left open for the reins, framing shaped double crosses, short flat rear quillon, fore-guard pierced with a heart and secured by screws, bun-shaped pommel with prominent button, fishskin-covered grip bound with twisted copper wire, and remains of original leather liner faced with red woollen cloth (damaged)
80.8 cm. blade

Footnotes

  • For a discussion of claymores with guards of this type, some of which can be identified in portraits of the 18th century Scottish Officers, including 'The Pinch of Snuff' attributed to William Delacour, see John Wallace, Scottish Swords and Dirks, 1970, no. 44
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