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 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 leather. The scabbard is leather-covered. See model SH2002N for the antique-finished version of this sword.
Paul Chen Hanwei Basket Hilt Sword Specs:
Forged high carbon steel blade
Blade is engraved with "Andrea Ferara"
Glasgow style crafted from stainless steel
Mid 18th Century style
Genuine rayskin and wrie wrapped grip
Fabric covered leather basket liner
Comes with leather covered scabbard
Authentic replica of an actual museum piece
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"