Although Basket-Hilt swords appeared throughout Britain from the mid-16 century on, their association with the 17th and 18th century Scottish highlander has become legendary.
Hanwei's 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.
This reproduction of the sword features an antiqued finish. The hilt is crafted in stainless steel to minimize maintenance and is finished with a museum-quality patina. The blade is forged in high carbon steel and also lightly antiqued to promote authenticity. It has a wire-wrapped genuine ray skin handle and a fabric-covered leather basket liner. The scabbard is leather covered.
Made by Hanwei.
- Historically accurate.
- Wire-wrapped ray skin handle.
- Antiqued Finish.
- Blade material: 1566 high carbon steel, antique finish.
- Overall length: approx. 100.1 cm.
- Blade length: approx. 85.1 cm.
- Handle length: approx. 15.2 cm.
- Weight: approx. 1389 g.
- Point of balance: approx. 12.7 cm from the guard.
- Point of harmonics: approx. 58.4 cm.
- Blade width at guard: approx. 4.5 cm.
- Blade width at tip: approx. 3 cm.
- Blade thickness at guard: approx. 4.5 mm.
- Blade thickness at tip: approx. 2 mm.
- Incl. leather-covered scabbard.
- The regular, bright-finished version of this sword is also available (Product No. HN-SH2002).
Shipping time: 7 to 14 Days.