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Skinner AuctionsMarlborough MA
February 25, 2022 12:00 PMCalender

English Basket Hilt Broadsword

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Auction: Sale #3950M - 3950MLocation: MarlboroughDate / Time: February 25, 2022 12:00PM


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.
Estimate $800-1,200

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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Robert Brooker