Sunday, July 15, 2012
joydivisions:

Sword Hilt: 1600 - 1625, England.

“This basket-hilt of blackened iron encrusted with silver is of a form known in the early 17th century as an ‘Irish’ hilt. At that period ‘Irish’ also meant the Highland Scots, who were celebrated for using a basket-hilted broadsword of similar type(…)”

joydivisions:

Sword Hilt: 1600 - 1625, England.

“This basket-hilt of blackened iron encrusted with silver is of a form known in the early 17th century as an ‘Irish’ hilt. At that period ‘Irish’ also meant the Highland Scots, who were celebrated for using a basket-hilted broadsword of similar type()”

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