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Old 18th September 2021, 12:21 AM   #37
Jim McDougall
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Originally Posted by Battara View Post
Jim I had no idea that 19c blades were re-hilted with the older hilts!
What I meant was that in the 19th century with all the fervor over all things Scottish many old hilts were remounted with old blades, mostly German of course, which were still circulating around. I did not mean 19th century blades, however there were still broadsword blades available from Solingen. I have seen Scottish hilts sporting kaskara blades of the form often sent to Sudan.

It is often surprising to see how often older hilts were joined with newer blades, as seen in Wallace Collection (Mann, 1962).
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