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Hanwei Basket Hilt Sword

MSRP: $475.00
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8.00 LBS
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Basket-Hilt swords appeared throughout Britain from the mid-sixteenth century on, and their association with the seventeenth and eighteenth century Scottish highlander has become legendary. Early highland swords almost invariably carried the double-edged ''broadsword'' blade but by the time of the Battle of Culloden (1746) the single-edged ''backsword'' was at least equal in popularity. The Paul Chen Hanwei Scottish Basket Hilt Broadsword is replicated from period pieces in the collection of the Royal Armouries in England. Features a sharpened carbon steel blade, fully tempered and battle ready. The steel basket guard is a typical Glasgow-style hilt from the mid-18th century lined in soft cloth. The wood grip is wood covered in ray skin and wire wrapped. Includes a wood scabbard with black leather wrap and steel accents.


  • Overall: 39 3/4"
    Blade Length: 33 1/2"
    Handle Length: 6"
    Weight: 3lb 1oz
    Point of Balance: 5"
    Point of Harmonics: 23"
    Width at Guard: 1.79"
    Width at Tip: 1.19"
    Thickness at Guard: .18"
    Thickness at Tip: .08"
    Blade Steel: 1566

    Specs will vary slightly
    from piece to piece.
  • Shipping weight: 8 lbs