Although Basket-Hilt swords appeared throughout Britain from the mid-sixteenth century on, their association with the seventeenth and eighteenth century Scottish highlander has become legendary.
The Hanwei 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 sword is available in both polished and antiqued finishes. This Basket hilt model features the polished finish. The hilts are crafted from stainless steel, to minimize maintenance, this model being polished while the SH2002N Basket hilt antiqued version has a museum-quality patina. The high-carbon blade of the SH2002N is also lightly antiqued to promote authenticity. The grips of the broadswords are covered with wire-wrapped genuine rayskin and the basket liners are crafted in fabric-covered leather. The scabbards are leather-covered, black in the case of this model and brown for the SH2002N.
Hanwei Scottish Basket Hilt Broadsword Features:
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Blade: 33 1/2"
Overall: 39 3/4"
Weight: 3 Lbs 1 Oz
Point of balance: 5"
Point of percussion: 23"
Width at guard: 1.79"
Width at tip: 1.19"
Thickness at guard: .18"
Thickness at tip: .08"
A Bonnie Blade
Posted by Unknown on 25th Apr 2012
Hope the 5 rating means the best 'cause that's what it is. Received my Hanwei Scottish Basket Hilt Sword from Swords of Might today. It's a real beauty! The blade is satin polished and the maker's mark engraving on the blade's fuller is very well done. The basket is made of stainless steel, which is good because it cuts down on maintenance, and the grip is genuine wire wrapped black rayskin (same). This sword handles well; great balance and light weight for a broadsword(double edged). the scabbard is leather over wood with steel throat and tip, well made. another great sword from Hanwei and Swords of Might. As always Jason provided top notch service. He shipped the sword the same day i ordered it and it was here two days later. If you're in the market for a sword I highly recommend Swords of Might. They treat you right! Oh by the way.....the sword's name is BANNOCKBURN........
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