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    Help ID Scottish infantry basket hilt sword

    Hi long time since I posted but am hoping the forum might be able to help date a Scottish basket hilt sword a relative has recently bought and decipher the markings the blade - see the pics. It looks like it has had an old repair to part of the hilt....

    If anyone can help that would be great. Infantry swords are a bit outside my comfort zone and main interest of 1796 LC officers swords and variations.

    Does anyone also know where I could source a liner for the hilt?

    Many thanks, Ben
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    Appears to be a sergeants sword with sold from service opposing broad arrows. I would think Pooley Sword in the UK or William Scully of Montreal can supply liners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Will Mathieson View Post
    Appears to be a sergeants sword with sold from service opposing broad arrows. I would think Pooley Sword in the UK or William Scully of Montreal can supply liners.
    Thanks Will, really helpful any idea what the other markings mean? Or a time frame?

    Many thanks, Ben

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    The other marks would be inspection markings, the EC, not sure but may be ra egimental marking.

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    Any idea which regiment it could be? I'm used to seeing officers swords so could do with all the help i can get! Could E C stand for Edinburgh Castle?


    Thanks , Ben

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    I do not know what EC represents. If this was an officers sword it may have regimental etching etc. These pain bladed swords are difficult or cannot be associated to a particular regiment other than a Highland one. No markings on the inside of the basket? Unfortunately no scabbard, sometimes they were marked.
    Appears to have a nice wide blade which displays well. What is the blade width and length?

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    The flat bar construction of the basket would indicate late 19th century IMHO. Earlier examples tend to have more rounded lines and thinner bars.

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