Early Militaria Collections / English Basket Hilt Broadsword
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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.