Scottish Rebellion period C.1725-45. Large iron hilt with fretted edge panels pierced with hearts and circles alternating with rounded bars. The left side with a large oval ring, perhaps for reins. Mushroom form pommel. Scroll quillon terminal. Wire wrapped leather covered spirally fluted grip. 38 3/4" broad and narrow fullered blade. Stable brown surface rust encrustation with uniform pitted texture throughout. Grip excellent for the period. The large proportions are indicative of a warrior of considerable stature. The blade length and oval aperture to the left side of the guard are for mounted use, an exception in the Scottish battle technique which relies on the foot charge while clan leaders were mounted.