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In this section we illustrate objects which possess a certain uniqueness or scarcity that require a more detailed description than is usual. Each item is featured in a short essay which we hope is both informative and interesting in each case. If you would like to receive further information please let us know by email through the Contact section of our site or by telephone. We will be pleased to hear from you

A Late 17th Century Highland Scottish Dirk

A very rare Scottish dirk dating to the second half of the 17th century. The grip is deeply carved with Celtic interlace in the Highland manner and is mounted with a cut-down broad sword blade. The dirk dates to the period when the Catholic James II & VII was deposed as King of England, Scotland and Ireland, and replaced by his daughter Mary II and his Dutch nephew, William III …

A Fine Scottish Basket Hilted Sword of “Glasgow Style” Dating to Circa 1720 to 1735

This robust and handsome Scottish Basket-Hilted sword dates to the period which separates the failed Jacobite Rebellions of 1715 and 1745. The sword is in splendid original condition. The attractively contoured hilt is of fine quality and an example of the highest standard of sword manufacture in Glasgow at the time. Although the hilt is not marked with the initials of a maker it could well have been made in …

A Fine Scottish Basket Hilted Sword of “Glasgow Style” Dating to Circa 1730

This is an imposing and well balanced weapon of fine quality workmanship and represents the highest standard of the Scottish sword making craft during the two decades before the last Jacobite Rebellion in 1745.  The main structural bars of the guard are of flattened rectangular section. These are decorated on the outside with an incised longitudinal groove along the middle with a narrower groove on each side. Similar decoration is …

Fine Scottish Basket Hilted Sword of Early “Glasgow Style” Dating to the Late 17th Century

  A fine Scottish basket hilted sword dating to the late 17th century. The main structural bars of the guard are of flattened rectangular section and decorated on the outside with incised longitudinal grooves along the middle. This style of decoration developed towards the end of the 17th century and is associated with sword makers working in Glasgow. The sword is in fine original condition and is mounted with a …

Fine Scottish Basket Hilted Sword Dating to Circa 1715

  A nicely balanced and boldly constructed Scottish basket hilted sword dating to the first quarter of the 18th century. The sword is fine tight condition and mounted with a robust hilt formed from thick structural bars. The hilt retains its original attractive contours and is without damage or repairs. The sword is mounted with a double edged blade and retains its scabbard. The primary and secondary guard plates are …

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