with silver -wire damascene. The English adopted the basket hilt by the
mid-16th century, about the same time as the Scots. This high-quality decorated example is similar to an English
broadsword hilt dated
It is open in design with a well defined pattern, having two junction plates and three segments, although this example is slightly deformed on one side. The basket hilt is regularly found in Virginia 17th-century settlement sites.
This is one of two hilts decorated with silver inlay that were recovered from Jordan's Journey near Hopewell in Prince George County.