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    Must Have for Basket Hilt enthusiasts

    The Scottish Basket Hilted Sword by the Baron of Earlshall

    Hi Guys

    We have just received another letter from the Baron of Earlshall and I believe he is now on the last chapter of his life’s work “the Scottish Basket Hilted Sword” which is now up to 5 Volumes, each considerably larger than MAZANSKY (C.) BRITISH BASKET-HILTED SWORDS. Actually if all five volumes are stacked on top of each other the pile would be 10 inches high which gives some insight into the size of this work. Please, if you have any interest in Basket Hilted swords, or know someone who does I urge you to go to the Baron’s web site http://www.thescottishbaskethiltedsword.co.uk and register you interest. The more registrations he has the better he can negotiate to keep the publication price down. Whilst the book is titled the Scottish Basket Hilted Sword it also covers British Basket hilts. The detailed information is enormous and it is heart-warming to know that at least one of our experts is making an effort to leave the knowledge he has acquired over a life time in print so that others may benefit.

    The Scottish Basket Hilted Sword by the Baron of Earlshall
    List of Contents
    Acknowledgements
    Foreword
    Ch. I The Etymology of the Word Claymore (includes plates of two handed & early quillon swords).
    Ch. II The 15th Century to the mid 16th Century. c.1425-1550.
    Ch. III The Mid 16th Century to the End of the 16th Century. c.1550-1600.
    Ch. IV The 17th Century. c.1600-1700.
    Ch. V 18th Century Silver Basket Hilted Swords. c.1700-1765
    Ch. VI The Glasgow School of Armourers. (partially input - to be completed).
    Ch. VII The Stirling School of Armourers.
    Ch. VIII The 18th Century: Other Makers and Workshops. (currently being input).
    Ch. IX 18th Century Infantry Basket Hilted Swords of the British Army.
    Ch. X 18th Century Cavalry Basket Hilted Swords of the British Army.
    Ch. XI Basket Hilted Swords of the 19th Century.

    As you can see from the index it covers an enormous time span from the 15th to the 19th Century.

    Cheers Cathey and Rex Brimage

  2. Wow!
    "Am fear a thug buaidh air fhein, thug e buaidh air namhaid."

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    I posted this information to the SFI Facebook page, so hopefully that will help him a bit!

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    Thanks for that, I'm afraid I know nothing about Facebook, sign of my age probably

    Cheers Cathey

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