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The Scottish Basket Hilt Broadsword & Scabbard

Product Code: S5706M
Brand: John Barnett
£110.00
This item is currently out of stock, but can be back-ordered for our next delivery.

More Information
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
Sword Weight. 2kg
Weight With Scabbard. 2.6kg

This sword comes with a dull edge, but can be sharpened in our workshops for £20.
We hand sharpen all our swords to ensure the temper of the blade is not compromised and use a course stone to achieve the angle and a fine stone to finish the cutting edge.

To mantain and keep your sword blade sharp we recommend you use the puck sharpener after evey use.
 
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