'Practical' Scottish basket hilt broadsword

Basket hilt swords appeared throughout Britain from the mid-sixteenth century on, but their association with the the seventeenth and eighteenth century Scottish highlander has become legendary. This basket hilt broadsword has a typical Glasgow style hilt from the mid-eighteenth century. The forged double-edged blade of this sword is fully tempered 1065 high-carbon steel hardened to 50HRC, with 2mm thick blunt rounded edges and tip. These swords are made to withstand rugged use in reenactment and stage combat.

length: 38"
blade: 32"
blade width: 1 5/8" tapering to 11/16" near tip
grip (inside basket): 4 1/2"
basket: 6 1/2" x 6" x 4 1/4"
balance point: 3 3/4" from basket
weight (sword): 3 lb 6.5 oz
weight (sword and scabbard): 4 lb 0.5 oz

Price: $320

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