London, South Kensington
18 June 2009
A SCOTTISH BASKET-HILTED BACKSWORD
SECOND QUARTER OF THE 18TH CENTURY
With associated single-edged blade stamped 'Andrea' and 'Ferara' twice between pairs of marks within the long narrow fullers on respective sides, engraved fluted hilt including basket-guard involving five panels pierced with circles and arrow-heads, broad tightly scrolled wrist-guard, fluted pommel, and later grip including brass 'Turk's heads'.
33¼in (84.4cm) blade
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