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Early Militaria Collections / English Basket Hilt Broadsword

Lot 27
English Basket Hilt Broadsword
Circa 1794
28 September 2022, 10:00 EDT
Skinner Marlborough

Sold for US$2,350 inc. premium

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English Basket Hilt Broadsword
Circa 1794

The iron lattice-style basket hilt with subtle line engraving on the front, low round pommel and ray skin covered grip with twisted brass wire wrapping; straight single-edge blade with false edge at the tip and one wide fuller,
Blade lg. 34 1/8, overall lg. 39 3/4 in.


This sword is illustrated and described in Robert Brooker, British Military Pistols and Associated Edged Weapons, (Robert Brooker, 2016), p. 118.

According to Brooker, hilts of this type were used by the 116th Foot (Perthshire Highlanders) who were raised in 1794 and disbanded in 1795.

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