SH2002 — Hanwei Scottish Basket Hilt Broadsword
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.
Blade: 33 1/2″ Handle: 6″ 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″