Product images of Solid half-basket hilt
We use a 280gsm fine art paper and premium branded inks to create the perfect reproduction.
Our expertise and use of high-quality materials means that our print colours are independently verified to last between 100 and 200 years.
Read more about our fine art prints.
Manufactured in the UK
All products are printed in the UK, using the latest digital presses and a giclée printmaking process.
We only use premium branded inks, and colours are independently verified to last between 100 and 200 years.
Solid half-basket hilt
Solid half-basket hilted sword, which belonged to Viscount Walter Runciman of Doxford (1870-1949). The hilt consists of a gilt solid half-basket guard, with a folding flap on the inside to take on the stud on the top locket, and raised bars. It appears that the usual crown and anchor badge of a naval hilt has been machined out and replaced by a smooth medallion, engraved on which are the arms of Trinity House. The sword has a lion's-head pommel and back-piece, the mane extending the length of the back-piece. The white fish-skin grip is bound with three gilt wires. The sword comes complete with a sword knot as worn in the Royal Navy before 1891.
- Image reference: E1171
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London