Basket hilt sword 1

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.
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RI_DC_0000381
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Blade: 889mm
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East Ayrshire Council
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