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Basket- hilted broadsword with Glasgow-style hilt.

On blade: Engraved serial number C. 1978.322.
Stamped 'Andrea Ferara' with 'x' and curved line motif. CULT Engraved Andrea Ferara. (N. Italian sword maker) Early 18th Century. Either Italy or Scotland Unknown A double edged (Broadsword). In this era sword blades were shipped from Europe and Hammermen in Glasgow would fit the basket hilt. Andrea Ferara was as byword for quality and these blades we…