The basket hilted broadsword was mainly used by the Scots between 1689 and 1746. Sometimes they are also called basket hilted claymores because the blade was often made of a broken claymore blade. The grip has a large basket that not only protected the hand but also provided a better balance. The slim blades were sometimes single-edged, those were backswords that were also often used in Germany, but the blade was mostly two-edged and it could both cut and slash. The basket hilted broadsword was often used in combination with a dirk.
Decorated broadswords like this were used by just a small group of people in the Scottish aristocracy. Mostly by Earls and Lords, like George Murray and Atholl.
This basket hilted broadsword has a typical Scottish basket.
The basket can be completely detached for maintenance. The blade is made of EN45 steel with 0,55% carbon, 1,75% silicon, 0,75% manganese, 0,05% sulphur and 0,05% phosphorus. It has a Rockwell hardness of HRC 52 ? 54. It is popular as a battle sword in the re-enactment world.
This sword is made in Scotland and is custom made.
Steel type: EN45 spring steel, hardness 50 HRC;
Edge: blunt (3 mm, battle-ready) / Razor sharp;
Tang construction: Full tang construction;
Grip wrapping: Wood, Leather;
Based on a historic original: Yes;
Transport weight (in gram): 5000 *
This sword is designed for longetivity by using more advanced forging techniques and paying extra attention to weight and flexibility. The razor sharp version is suitable for intensive cutting tests.
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.
We do not sell this product to customers under the age of 18. Click here for more information on the European arms acts.
This product has a five year warranty. Click here for more information.
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