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Scottish Basket-hilted Broadsword, 18th/19th C
Cast 19th C brass hilt of typical form comprising flat bars and plates pierced with circles, hearts, and four-leafed clovers. Domed brass pommel segmented into quarters by four sets of triple flutes; topped with an iron button. Leather-wrapped grip (small tear) with twisted brass wire and a brass ferrule at the base. Earlier broad 35" double-edged blade with triple fullers, stamped on each side with back-to-back man-in-the-moon marks. Brass hilt with dark brown-black patina; the blade with light pitting, rust marking, and a few shallow edge nicks. Overall length 40 3/4".
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