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Claymore, circa 1610-1620, Scottish. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of Alan Rutherfurd Stuyvesant, 1954 (54.46.10) <a class="pintag" href="/explore/swords" title="#swords explore Pinterest">#swords</a>

The claidheamh mòr or great sword (Claymore), circa Scottish. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of Alan Rutherfurd Stuyvesant, 1954

This detail shows the steel basket-hilt of a broadsword said to have been carried by a Highland officer at the storming of Quebec in 1759.  Broadsword reputed to have been worn by Captain Godson at Quebec, 1759  Before 1798, when a regulation pattern of hilt and blade was introduced, officers of Highland regiments generally carried broadswords of their own choosing. Many had elaborate swords made for them or used treasured family weapons.

National Museums of Scotland - Broadsword (detail), said to have been carried at storming of Quebec, 1759

Scottish 18th century Basket Hilt Sword

Scottish 18th century Basket Hilt Sword

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early 18th c. Scottish baskethilt sword Blade is most likely made during the 17th c. Thick steel hilt decorated with pierce work and chiselled details.

Scottish baskethilt sword Blade is most likely made during the c. Thick steel hilt decorated with pierce work and chiselled details.

Scottish Basket-Hilted Broadsword Dated: circa 1760 Provenance: Earlshall Castle

Scottish Basket-Hilted Broadsword Dated: circa 1760 Provenance: Earlshall Castle

A SCOTTISH BASKET HILTED BROADSWORD CIRCA 1730 BLADE 79 CM (31 INCHES) LONG - SALE 429 - LOT 136 - LYON & TURNBULL

A Scottish basket hilted broadsword circa 1730 blade 79 cm inches) long

Scottish Basket-Hilted Broadsword Dated: second quarter of the 18th century Measurements: overall length 104 cm

Scottish Basket-Hilted Broadsword Dated: second quarter of the century Measurements: overall length 104 cm

Walter Allan  Scottish, Stirling, active 1700-1761    Basket-Hilt Backsword (Claymore), c. 1750    Steel, iron, copper, leather, felt, fiber weave, wood, fish skin- Art Institute of Chicago

Walter Allan Scottish, Stirling, active Basket-Hilt Backsword (Claymore), c.

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This detail show the basket hilt and part of the blade of a sword dating from…

This detail show the basket hilt and part of the blade of a sword dating from…

The hilt represents the highest standard of craftsmanship attributed to Glasgow sword production of the period. The blade is similarly of exceptional quality representing finest of German bladesmiths’ work.  It is formed from flat bars with broad central flutes flanked by narrower grooves either side plus pierced primary and secondary guard plates with grooved edges. Of tapering broadsword form the blade is eliptical in section and 34.25 inches long.

The hilt represents the highest standard of craftsmanship attributed to Glasgow sword production of the period. The blade is similarly of exceptional quality representing finest of German bladesmiths’ work. It is formed from flat bars with broad central flutes flanked by narrower grooves either side plus pierced primary and secondary guard plates with grooved edges. Of tapering broadsword form the blade is eliptical in section and 34.25 inches long.

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Basket-hilted Sword Dated: century Culture: British Measurements: overall length cm

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