The Scottish Sword 1600-1945

An Illustrated History

by Harvey J.S. Withers


252 pages, 8.5" x 11"
photos, illust.

  • Description
  • Chapter List
The Scottish sword has played an important role in the military history of Scotland, and this new book presents an accessible and highly visual chronicle of that role from the 17th through the 20th centuries.

With more than 1,200 gorgeous, full-color photographs and authentic period illustrations, The Scottish Sword pays tribute to the swords most associated with the Highland soldier, including
  • Two-handed swords
  • English basket hilts
  • Jacobite basket hilts
  • Regulation basket hilts
  • Nonregulation swords
A chapter on sword makers and retailers who supplied the swords and a comprehensive bibliography detailing the most informative books on the subject round out this handsome compilation.
1) Nonmenclature for the Scottish Sword
2)Early Historical Background
3) First Basket Hilts
4) Scottish Ribbon Hilts
5) The Scottish Sword Makers
6) Scottish 18th Century Basket Hilts
7) English 18th Century Basket Hilts
8) 18th Century Basket Hilts for Highland Regiments
9) 18th Century Basket Hilts for Highland Fencible Regiments
10) 1798 Pattern Highland Infantry Officer's Basket-hilted Broadsword
11) 1828 Pattern Highland Infantry Officer's Basket-hilted Broadsword
12) Highland Officers' Cross-bar-hilted Broadsword
13) Non-basket-hilted Swords
14) Sword Maker's and Retailers' Marks to Scottish Swords