A Scottish Basket Hilt Broadsword. Highland Infantry

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This beautiful Scottish Highland Infantry officer’s basket hilt has a broadsword blade that bears the Royal cypher of King Edward VII, dating it to between 1901 and 1910.

The 83.5 cm double-edged blade has two narrow fullers on each side and tapers to a spear point. The blade is in excellent condition with minimal age related tarnish and is etched with thistles, foliate scrollwork and Edward VII’s Royal cypher.

The heavy steel basket hilt is of traditional form and is in excellent condition with only minor loss of plating and tarnish. The ray skin grip is in good used condition and the twisted wire binding is tight.

The blade is firm in the hilt.

The sword is complete with its parade issue scabbard, which retains its plated finish with minimal loss and bubbling to the nickel plating. The scabbard is in overall excellent condition.

This is a beautiful example of an increasingly hard to find iconic Scottish sword.