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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. 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. See Hanwei model SH2002N for the antique-finished version of this sword.

Key Features
  • Made by Hanwei.
  • Key Features
    • Authentic replica of Museum Piece
    • Fully functional
    • Scabbard included
  • Specifications (each piece varies slightly)
    • 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"
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