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An Early Basket Hilted Backsword


An Early Basket Hilted Backsword


Early 18th Century

Geographical area

UK and Ireland

Categories: Edged and other weapons, Swords


An Early Basket Hilted Backsword, Early 18th Century. With straight single edged cut with two deep fullers running the entire length of the blade, double edged towards the point, iron guard of rounded bars framing fretted incised panels pierced with stylised hearts and circles, the side panels each with ‘rams horns’ terminals, fluted flattened bun-shaped pommel, spirally grooved fishskin-covered grip bound with twisted wire and retaining buff leather liner.

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