From the William Fagan Ltd. Collection

Scottish Rebellion period. Easily dating to the 45 and probably the 1715 as well. Iron hilt of well-rounded form, of alternate bars and pierced panels, and asymmetrical to accommodate the fingers on the right and thumb on the left for a right-handed user. The specific accommodation suggests design for the gauntleted hand, likely heavy leather. Conical form pommel keyed to engage the basket terminals. Wire wrapped spirally fluted leather covered grip. The hilt panels with nicely worked edges and piercing, with incised verticals. 31 3/4" double-edged blade with shallow fullers at the forte showing remnants of an inscription, likely a date. Blade quite smooth with dark patina and likely a 17th century blade reused for the construction of this sword as often the case. Hilt shows spotty oxidation only with detail well preserved. Some forged lamination to the pierced panels. Grip sound and complete. The size/proportions of fighting swords was directly related to the stature of the owner, a matter of survival. Scottish swords were made to use in the "Highland Charge", the do or die tactic of overwhelming the enemy with a frenzied attack on foot with sword and shield. Every man's sword needed to be optimal for his ability. A blade too long slowed the stroke and increased the engagement distance. Average stature at the time generated swords with blade lengths of about 30 1/2" - 31-1/2". This example is over the top of those figures indicating an owner of significant stature.

Stock Number: FNS9010


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