Walter Allen, Stirling - A fine Scottish basket hilted broad sword of Stirling type, circa 1700

bearing signature for Walter Allen of Stirling, the basket formed of flat section bars with incised lines, elongated side guards with hearts pierced on each plate, the pommel of flat bun shape, the wooden grip covered in black dogfish, missing its binding with two large ferulles, struck with the initials WA by the wrist guard, the blade with two fullers struck with a series of marks

blade 89cm (35 inches) long
Estimate £ 2,000-3,000

Sold for £3,250 (buyer's premium included)