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Dean Castle Arms and Armour

Swords

Basket hilt sword 1

Period:
18th Century
Description:

Basket hilt sword from the Walker collection with depressed conical pommel and fishskin grip. Basket hilt swords provided good level of protection for hands when fighting with an opponent, especially with cutting motions. Swords such as this example were used primarily in a military setting, as opposed to rapiers, which are used more in civilian dress.

Dimensions:
Blade: 889mm
Source:
Dean Castle
Digital Number:
RI_DC_0000381
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council


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