English Brass Hilted Broadsword c.1740


Brass Hilted English Broadsword c.1740 3/4 basket-hilt consisting of four longitudinal knuckle-guards extending from the bun shaped pommel complete with extended tang button. The spaces between the guards are filled by large S shaped. The grip is covered in fish-skin showing age wear. Straight double edged blade with triple small fullers the centre one carries makers name Andrea Ferrara and running wolf. For other examples please see The Royal Armouries (IX 233) which is featured in Cyril Mazansky Book British Basket Hilted Swords page 216 overall length 99cm the blade 83cm

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