Early Scottish broadsword

The classic "Highland broadswords" one usually sees are from the 18th century; this is an ancestor from the 17th century, replicated from one in the Royal Armoury at Leeds.

This heavy broadsword (one should note that the the term 'broadsword' specifically refers to Scottish basket hilted swords, not just generic broad bladed cross hilt medieval swords as fantasy literature and gaming would have you think), has a 1065 high carbon steel blade with double fullers lavishly etched with an elaborate pattern. The grip is covered in natural ray skin and wire wrapped for strength. An intricate basket guard protects one's hand, and the sword comes with a black leather scabbard with matching engraved fittings.

length: 38 1/2"
blade: 32"
blade width: 1 1/2"
interior grip length: 4 1/4"
weight: 4 lb 6 oz

Price: $300

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