Historic Arms & Militaria
English Basket Hilt Broadsword, c. 1680, iron basket hilt with plain straps and panels, one strap marked "77," ovoid pommel, and copper wire wrapped grip; straight double-edged blade with three narrow fullers, blade lg. 34, overall lg. 39 5/8 in.
Literature: This sword is illustrated and described in Robert Brooker, British Military Pistols and Associated Edged Weapons (Robert Brooker, 2016),p. 40.
Iron is bright with scattered gray and brown mottling, hilt and grip are a bit loose, blade edge has a few shallow nicks, slight bend at the tip.
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