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The Jacobite Rebellion

Basket-Hilted Sword

Period:
18th Century
Description:
The hilt on this sword is a classic example of the fully developed Highland basket-hilt with a dogfish skin grip, which is very rough and gives good purchase.  Although this sword dates to just before the 1745 Jacobite uprising and is of a type used in the rebellion, swords such as this are still carried by officers of Scottish regiments today.
Place of Production:
Stirling, Scotland (Hilt), Germany (Blade)
Materials/Media:
steel; dogfish skin
Dimensions:
L 1000mm
Source:
Dean Castle
Accession number:
MA/S97
Digital Number:
EAAM051n
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council