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. Our polished 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 sword comes polished. The hilt is crafted from stainless steel to minimize maintenance. The grip of the broadsword is covered with wire-wrapped genuine rayskin, and the basket liner is crafted in fabric-covered leather. The scabbard is covered in black leather.
- Features a fully functional sword
- Includes sword with scabbard
- Authentic replica of museum piece
- High-carbon steel blade
- Made by Hanwei.
- Blade Length: 33.5 Inches
- Handle Length: 6 Inches
- Overall Length: 39.75 Inches
- Weight: 3 lbs. 1 oz.
- Point of Balance: 5 Inches
- Point of Harmonics: 23 Inches
- Width at Guard: 1.79 Inches
- Width at Tip: 1.19 Inch
- Thickness at Guard: 0.18 Inch
- Thickness at Tip: 0.08 Inch
- Specs will differ slightly from piece to piece.