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Scottish Basket Hilt Sword

Broad and backswords any Scottish highlander would be proud to own.

 

Basket Hilt Broad Sword Practical Mortuary Sword Basket Hilt Back Sword
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 Basket-Hilt Broadsword, replicated from an original in the collection of the Royal Armories 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 suede leather. The scabbard is leather-covered. See model SH2002N for the antique-finished version of this sword. The Practical Mortuary Hilt Sword (SH2076) is built for the re-enactor. The basket is identical to that of the SH2004 but the blade is unsharpened, with 1/16” edged and a rounded tip, complying with the combat rules of many re-enactment societies. The blade is crafted in 1065 high-carbon steel, hardened to 50HRC, which reduces edge-notching to acceptable levels while providing resilience and protection against brittleness. Early highland swords almost invariably carried the double-edged “broadsword” blade, but by the time of the Battle of Culloden (1746) the single-edged “backsword” was at least equal in popularity. Our Basket-Hilt Backsword, replicated from an original in the collection of the Royal Armouries in England that dates from about 1760, has an unusual basket with twin engraved “horned beastie” plaques and a blade with twin fullers running most of its length. The blade is German in origin, but the hilt and blade are contemporary. 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 leather. The scabbard is leather-covered. See model SH2003N for the antique-finished version of this sword.
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"
Overall: 37“
Blade Length: 30 1/2“
Weight: 2lb
Point of Balance: 4"
Point of Harmonics: 29"
Width at Guard: 1.05"
Width at Tip: .52"
Thickness at Guard: .22"
Thickness at Tip: .11"
Overall: 39“
Blade Length: 32 1/2“
Handle Length: 6 1/2”
Weight: 2lb 9oz
Point of Balance: 3"
Point of Harmonics: 21"
Width at Guard: 1.25"
Width at Tip: .87"
Thickness at Guard: .23"
Thickness at Tip: .10"
SH-2002 $ 479.99 Sale $ 311.99 SH-2076 $ 293.99 Sale $ 279.99 SH-2003 $ 499.99 Sale $324.99
Practical Basket Hilt Sword Practical Back Sword
The Practical Basket-Hilt Broadsword is built for the re-enactor. The basket is identical to the edged version (SH2002), but the blade is unsharpened, with 1/16” safety edges and rounded tips, complying with the combat rules of many re-enactment societies. The blade is crafted in 1065 high-carbon steel, hardened to 50HRC, which reduces edge-notching to acceptable levels while providing resilience and protection against brittleness. The scabbard is finished in matte black, ready for owner customization if desired. The Practical Basket-Hilt Backsword is built for the re-enactor. The basket is identical to the edged version (SH2003), but the blade is unsharpened, with 1/16” safety edges and rounded tips, complying with the combat rules of many re-enactment societies. The blade is crafted in 1065 high-carbon steel, hardened to 50HRC, which reduces edge-notching to acceptable levels while providing resilience and protection against brittleness. The scabbard is finished in matte black, ready for owner customization if desired.
Overall: 38 1/8“
Blade Length: 31 3/4“
Handle Length: 6 1/2”
Weight: 2lb
Point of Balance: 5"
Point of Harmonics: 20"
Width at Guard: 1.67"
Width at Tip: .73"
Thickness at Guard: .23"
Thickness at Tip: .15"
Overall: 39 5/8“
Blade Length: 33 1/8“
Handle Length: 7 1/4”
Weight: 2lb 8oz
Thickness at Guard: .210
SH-2059 $ 295.99 Sale $ 264.99 SH-2075 $ 295.99 Sale $ 264.99
 

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