The Scottish Basket Hilt Broadsword & Scabbard

£155.00
Brand: John Barnett
SKU
S5706M

Made with a full tang that is cup peened riveted over the pommel, and comes with a leather covered scabbard that has a locking clip at the neck for the frog
The basket hilted broadsword in its various forms was a well enough known weapon throughout Europe from the 1500s onwards. It was a logical development in the direction of hand protection and the chief advantage of this was that it became less necessary to wear gauntlets when using the sword.
In Scotland from the mid 17th century the basket hilt became a popular replacement for the large two-handed claymore.
Most Scottish basket hilts have well formed steel guards often pierced with decorative shapes, the blades were usually very well-tempered imported German types and the wooden grip was often to be found covered in shark skin on swords of quality.
The basket hilted broadsword continued to develop in Scotland and is still in use today as the dress sword of the Scottish military regiments .

 

Key Features:
EN45 Spring Steel
Historically Accurate
High Quality Construction
Blackened Finish

 

Specification:
Overall Length 106cm
Blade Length 90cm
Blade Width 4.5cm
Grip Length 11cm
Depth of basket from grip to inner edge 6cm
Sword Weight. 2kg
Weight With Scabbard. 2.6kg

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