This 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 810mm double-edged (Broadsword) blade has two narrow fullers on each side and tapers to a spear point. The blade is in good condition with minimal age related tarnish. The blade is etched with thistles, foliate scrollwork and Edward VII’s Royal cypher. The etching is faint as a result of repeated polishing over the years.
The heavy steel basket hilt is of traditional form and is in good condition with shallow pitting that has been cleaned. The basket guard is free of rust or damage to the bars. The shagreen grip has been replaced and is in excellent condition and the twisted steel wire binding is tight. The blade is firm in the hilt.
The sword is complete with its brown leather covered field scabbard. The scabbard is in excellent condition for its 110+ years of age. The sword sheathes and draws smoothly.
This is a good example of a scarce Edward VII Scottish basket hilt broadsword.
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