The Scottish basket hilted broadsword was one of the most frequently used weapons from the last Jacobite Rising between 1750 and 1760. This type of weapon was developed from the mortary hilt broadsword and was used all over the British Isles in a large variety.
This broadsword is based on an original that is part of the Royal Armouries in Leeds. The basket is made in the Glasgow style. Although most blades for broadswords were made in Germany, the blades of Andrea Ferrara or Andrew Ferrara (as Sir Walter Scott called him) were made in Scotland itself. Ferrare was a well-known Italian sword smith who settled between the 16th and 17th century in Scotland near Arbroath. Ferrara is known for his exclusive quality.
This sword is 101 cm long with a blade of 85 cm and it weighs 1385 grams. Product details:
Length: 100.1 cm;
Blade length: 85.1 cm;
Grip length: 15.2 cm;
Blade width at guard: 4.5 cm;
Weight: 1389 g;
Balance point from guard: 12.7 cm;
Steel type: 1566 carbon steel;
Tang construction: Full tang construction;
Grip wrapping: Wood, Steel, Ray skin;
Based on a historic original: Yes;
Transport weight (in gram): 3000 *
The blade of this sword can be blunted (2,5-3 mm) at a surcharge of â‚¬70,00. Please note: although the thickness will be the same as a battle-ready sword, the return right and warranty expires when using the blunting service. Please contact us if you wish to use the blunting service, or make a note at the last step of your shiopping cart. The extra delivery time is approx. 2 weeks.
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.