Although Basket-Hilt swords appeared throughout Britain from the mid-sixteenth century onwards, their association with the seventeenth and eighteenth century Scottish highlander has become legendary. Our Paul Chen Basket-Hilt Broadsword, replicated from an original in the collection of the Royal Armouries in England, carries a typical Glasgow-style hilt from the mid-18th century. It is likely that the blade of the original sword, marked “Andrea Ferara”, was made in Germany a century earlier and re-hilted as basket designs were refined. The hilt is crafted in stainless steel, to minimize maintenance, while the blade is forged in high-carbon steel. The grip is covered with wire-wrapped genuine rayskin and the basket liner, like the original, is crafted in fabric-covered sueded leather. The scabbard is leather-covered.
How to Use
Designed for frequent, heavy duty cutting practice.
Overall: 39 3/4"
Blade Length: 33 1/2"
Handle Length: 6"
Weight: 3lb 1oz
Point of Balance: 5"
Point of Harmonics: 23"
Width at Guard: 1.79"
Width at Tip: 1.19"
Thickness at Guard: .18"
Thickness at Tip: .08"
Materials and Construction
Monotempered, factory sharpened 1566 spring steel blade. Low maintenance stainless steel basket hilt with authentic fabric covered sueded leather. Wire wrapped and real full rayskin wrapped handle. Leather covered, wood core scabbard with steel throat and chape.
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