Highland Basket Hilt Sword

£125.00

This is a replica of a Highland Basket Hilt Sword. The basket hilted sword is a type of sword from the early modern era characterised by the basket-shaped guard that protects the hand. The basket hilt is a development of the quillons added to swords crossguards since the Late Middle Ages. It is often referred to as a broadsword too. The basket-hilted sword was generally used as a military sword, in contrast with the rapier, the slim duelling sword worn with civilian dress during the same period, although each did find some use in both military and civilian contexts.

Approximate specifications are as follows:
Length: 104cm
Width: 10cm
Depth: 10cm
Weight: 1.5kg
Edge: Blunt
Purpose: Display/living history
Scabbard: none

Please keep the blade dry, and regularly oil to keep in great condition. 

 

You must be over 18 to buy this product.