Art of Swords

Sword
/sôrd/
Noun
1. A weapon consisting typically of a long, straight or slightly curved, pointed blade having one or two cutting edges and set into a hilt.
2. An instrument of death or destruction.

Scottish Basket-Hilted Broadsword

  • Dated: circa 1760
  • Provenance: Earlshall Castle

The steel basket hilt composed of a large single plate pierced with quatrefoils, trefoils and hearts, with wavy bars linked to the main guard, and decorated with shallow flutes. The small domed pommel with flutes and separate pommel button, the wood grip covered with leather and bound with copper ribbon, fitted with an earlier German broad double-edged blade, with three fullers stamped with sickle-marks.

Source & Copyright: Peter Finer

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