Waterloo Scottish Infantry Officer's Basket
Hilted Broadsword, Sold
In good overall condition, a 1798 Pattern Waterloo era Scottish
Infantry Officer's Basket Hilted Broadsword.
A good example of this Waterloo era Scottish Highland officer's
broadsword, with true fighting blade and with remains of etching;
the blade with nicks to cutting edge. Quite possibly saw action
during the Napoleonic Wars, perhaps even Waterloo as this was the
official pattern for Scottish Highland infantry officers.
The 33 3/8 inch blade is in overall good condition (some nicks,
the very end of the tip damaged, etching feint) and firm in the
hilt. The brass hilt with a good steady patina. The hilt with several
breaks (some repaired) and a bar missing (these hilts were / are
so prone to damage). The grip with wear and tear, but overall sound.
This is actually a very nice example of this iconic sword, the
blade especially; yours for £? (too late, now sold). Please
quote item reference AC43 (0281). Further / full sized photos available