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Old 7th May 2015, 07:11 AM   #145
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Default Scottish Basket Hilt C1680-1700

Here is another basket a bit of a hybrid between the early patterns and the emergence of pieced hearts’.

Scottish Basket Hilt
Nationality Scottish
Date C1680-1700
Overall Length 38 5/8” 98.1 cm
Blade length 34 1/8” 96.5 cm
Blade widest point 1 ˝” 3.7 cm
Hilt widest point 4 3/8” 11.1 cm
Inside grip length 3 ˝” 9 cm
Marks, etc. Appears to be 16th – 17th Century version of Passau Wolf Mark.

Early Scottish Basket Hilt c1680
Stag horn grip, Low domed pommel, crude single heart shaped piercing to Outer shields and knuckle guards. Remnants of line decoration to outer shields. Crude terminal lobe to side guard’s un-pierced, forward guards but no wrist guard present. Broad sword blade with two short fullers at shoulder and early version of running wolf mark.

Cheers Cathey and Rex
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