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Eglinton Basket Hilt Sword

ID#: 501435

Price: $295.00 

Eglinton Basket Hilt Sword


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Eglinton Basket Hilt Sword
  • Unsharpened - Price: $295.00 
  • Sharpened - Price: $313.00 
  • Unsharpened w/ Initials - Price: $300.00 
  • Sharpened w/ Initials - Price: $318.00 
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    This Mid 18th Century Scottish Basket Hilt Back Sword is from a group of which about a dozen examples are known. Variations in the configuration of the hilt elements include examples with and without a forward quillion and the inclusion of an oval rein aperture. An example with that last feature, formerly in Eglinton Castle, sponsor and host of the Eglinton Tournament, is now in the Royal Ontario Museum. Most are mounted with earlier, presumably family blades. This sword has been traditionally identified by the portrait of an 18th century Scottish Officer entitled The Pinch of Snuff and attributed to William Delacour. It features a real ray skin, wire-wrapped grip, intricate basket hilt and a double fuller blade. A black scabbard with matching throat & belt stop and tip is included. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts. Can be sharpened for additional fee.
    • Overall: 39"
    • Blade: 33" long, 1-3/8" wide
    • Wt: 3 lbs / 4 oz
    Can be personalized with 3 Initials (select below left).

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    Delighted with my purchase. Classic design, basket, blade and scabbard compliment each other. Windlass has outdone themselves.
    Reviewed by Anonymous
    11/5/2014 12:00:00 AM
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    Reviewed by Anonymous
    9/17/2014 9:14:55 AM
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    After some confusion regarding over whether this sword was in stock or not due to clerical inventory errors in the company's computer system, it was finally determined that these swords were in fact in stock, and once ordered arrived promptly. This is probably the finest Scottish basket hilt that Windlass has produced. The design is faithful to the original on which it is based, and the brushed steel finish is a nice change from the nickle and chrome plated basket hilt reproductions that they came out with back in the 1990s. While the basket is somewhat larger than the originals, the design is authentic and the sword has a nice blade that is also authentic in detail, though slightly heavy. The scabbard is also faithful in style to those of the period. A nice sword in a much sought after pattern that will please many collectors of Scottish weapons.
    Reviewed by Anonymous
    9/5/2014 12:00:00 AM
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    A real piece of good workmanship, ordering was quick and easy, well packed. This is going to be my favorite weapon.
    Reviewed by Anonymous
    9/3/2014 12:00:00 AM
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    I went ahead and ordered one as it looks so nice in the pic and unique. I'm not sure what the other comment about stock was about from a previous customer, but I received immediate confirmation that it was in stock and its on the way! Can't wait, my other Windlass basket hilts are terrific.
    Reviewed by Anonymous
    9/3/2014 12:00:00 AM
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