A Wonderful Early 18th Century Large Scottish Basket Hilt Sword
A Wonderful Antique Early 18th Century Large Scottish Basket Hilt Sword, circa. 1720-1740. Massive 34.75" double-edge blade with (3) separate narrow fullers on each face. Iron hilt of the form, circa. 1700-1740 with domed pommel. Original shagreen (ray skin) grip with twisted brass wire and 'Turk's Heads'. 40" overall length. No scabbard. A rare survivor that may have seen the Jacobite Rising of 1745, Battle of Culloden 1746, American French & Indian War - American Revolution and the War of 1812 !!!