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Basket Hilt Broadsword

Product Code: S5706M

Basket Hilt Broadsword S5706M

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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 baskethilt became a popular re-placement for the large two-handed claymore.

Most Scottish baskethilts have well formed steel guards often pierced with decorative shapes, the blades are usually very well tempered imported German types and the wooden grip is often to be found covered in shark skin on swords of quality. The baskethilted 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

Attributes

  • This sword has a sharp edge
  • This sword is functional
  • This sword is made from EN45 high carbon spring steel
  • This sword is hand forged

Specifications

  Imperial Metric
Weight 49.4oz 1.4kg
Blade Length 33" 83.8cm
Grip Length 7" 17.8cm
Overall 40" 1.02m
Steel EN45 Spring Steel
Scabbard Included

Availability

1 In Stock

OUR PRICE: 94.45 / 108.62 (Including VAT at 20%)



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