The sword was likely retrieved after the Battle of Culloden, picked up by english soldiers. The Duke of Cumberland preferred half basket hilts because soldiers couldn’t salute properly with them, and had any remaining basket hilts converted to half basket hilts.
Blade is 33 1/2 inches long.
Country of Origin: Scotland
Maker: John Simpson
Year of Origin: Circa 1725 – 1735
Current Condition: Fair