Monday, April 19, 2010

Scottish Broad Sword


These pictures, taken through glass are nonetheless of an authentic scottish basket hilt sword, usually referred to (perhaps erroneously) as a Scottish Broad Sword. It really IS a broad sword, in the sense of course that it is not a back sword, a short sword, a dirk or a rapier. It is a single edged straight sword with double fullers. The velvet basket, like the rest of the sword, is period to the 7 years war. The material the basket is made from is steel. That brass like finish is just a reflection.
Above pic...observe the hearts, the shallow fullers in the blade, and the surprisingly high wrist guard.


The sides are not big cut out hearts, but rather three lobe shaped cut outs. Oh, there are a few hearts in there....little ones.


The handle is wood, with a simple wire wrap. The pommel is kind of clunky, with a mushroom style cap. I am sure there is a name for that kind of cap...I'll let my readers search it out.


The big S shaped guards on the sides. Very comforting when deflecting a british bayonette I am sure!


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