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Thread: Scottish Basket Hilt Broadsword

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    Scottish Basket Hilt Broadsword

    Hi everyone,

    Please find below some photos of a Scottish Basket Hilt Broadsword that I recently purchased. I believe it is a 1832 pattern example, however the hilt looks different to many of the others that I've seen. Most feature two metal loops at the bottom of the "basket" part, however mine doesn't have these. I would appreciate any opinions regarding my sword.
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    Regards
    Justin Orr

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    Hi Justin,

    Looks like the loops may have been removed - from the look of the leather scabbard this could be a WW1 piece so the owner may have decided to take them off to make the hilt a little less cumbersome. Also, I think this is what I would call an 1828 Pattern. It's clearly missing its buff leather hilt liner, but these often decay over time.

    John
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