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Old 25th July 2018, 11:19 PM   #1
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Default Earlshall basket hilt sword book

Does anyone know what is happening, if anything, with the further volumes of the Baron's magnum opus? I came across a rumour that he had died but don't know if that is true. if so how close were the later volumes to completion? I am wondering if someone like Cathey might have up-to-date info. It would be a real shame if all that research were to be just abandoned.
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Old 28th July 2018, 01:05 AM   #2
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Default The Baron of Earlshall

Hi guys

Sadly I can confirm that the Baron of Earlshall (Lord David Baxter) has passed away, his death announced on Sword Forum on the 30th April this year. At this stage we have no idea what that will mean for the remaining volumes of his epic work on the Scottish Basket Hilted Sword. Now that a couple of months have passed I will send an email to his wife and enquire if the family has given any thought with regard to publishing his remaining works. From correspondence with the Baron I beleive they where essentially complete, however he continued to tinker with them as new examples came to light.

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