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Hanwei Basket-Hilt Broadsword

Availability: Out of stock

$805.00

Quick Overview

Paul Chen's 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.

Details

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. Paul Chen's 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 ray-skin and the basket liner, like the original, is crafted in fabric-covered suede leather. The scabbard is leather-covered.

Specifications

SPECIFICATION METRIC IMPERIAL
Overall Length 1010mm 39 3/4"
Blade Length 851mm 33 1/2"
Handle Length 152mm 6"
Weight 1.39 Kg 3 lbs 1 oz
Point of Balance 127mm 5"
Width at Guard 45mm 1.79"
Width at Tip 30mm 1.19"
Thickness at Guard 5mm 0.18"
Thickness at Tip 2mm 0.08"
Blade Steel 1566
Specifications will vary slightly from piece to piece.