Full basket hilt comprised of flat iron bars and panels pierced with patterns of round holes and triangles connecting to the base of the conical pommel; open oval on the reverse for horse’s reins. Large scrolled reverse quillon. Spiral twist wood grip apparently never having been wrapped. Broad well-used 33′ triple-fullered curved single edged blade with the last 9 1/2′ double edged; one side stamped with a series of groups of three dots. Blade point rounded and showing great age and pitting. This is a serious fighting sabre made for Scottish cavalry from the period of the American Revolution. Like most 18th C basket hilted swords it shows signs of a great deal of use, with metal parts exhibiting age and pitting and hilt showing minor dents consistent with a sword used in battle. Overall length 38 1/2″.