Scottish Rebellion period. C.1725-45. 29" double fullered blade. Each fuller, each side, marked ANDREA FERERA. Iron hilt of Glasgow form with five pierced panels as seldom seen, the usual form being of three, divided by bars. Wire wrapped brown leather grip. Old red wool basket liner showing darkening to the bottom and possibly original to the period. Superior quality and classic example. The Scottish battle tactic was The Scottish Charge, a rush en mass, on foot, with sword and shield, into the core of the enemy, which was facilitated by the shorter blades on Scottish swords.