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.
This Basket hilt model features the polished finish. The hilts are crafted from stainless steel, to minimize maintenance, this model being polished. 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.
- Antique replica of an actual museum piece
- Hand forged high carbon steel blade
- Polished finish
- Stainless steel basket hilt (low maintenance)
- Red fabric covered leather basket liner
- Rayskin and wire wrapped grip
- Black leather wrapped scabbard with chrome fittings
- Fully functional
- 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″