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. Our Paul Chen 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 rayskin and the basket liner, like the original, is
crafted in fabric-covered sueded leather. The scabbard is
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"