DECORATIVE SCOTTISH BASKET-HILT BROADSWORD (PA882) India
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. Ideal for display, reenactment or theatrical use, this Decorative Scottish Broadsword is made in India and features an unsharpened 33 inch steel blade with a cloth lined brass hilt topped with a large flowing red tassel. The handle grip is of imitation leather with brass wire wrap, surrounded with a traditional red cloth lining. Comes with a metal scabbard of polished steel construction with two hanger rings. Not only is this sword a beautiful and safe representation of the legendary Scottish weapon prized for centuries on the battlefield, it is very affordable too!
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• Overall: 40 1/8"
• Blade Length: 33"
• Handle Length: 6"
• Blade: Steel w/ blood grove
• Edge: Factory Dull
• Hilt: Brass w/ cloth liner & Tassel
• Grip: Faux Leather w/ Brass wire wrap
• Scabbard: Metal with hanger rings
• Weight: 3lb 1oz
Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.
The term "broadsword," while it has become a generic term for the European sword in general, is not really an accurate term when used in that way. The only "true" usage of the word "broadsword" is when it applies specifically to the Scottish basket-hilt weapon of the 17th and 18th C., when that specific term was in usage to that specific weapon (what some people also call a "claymore")
Early incarnations of the basket-hilt sword (right) was in many respects more effective than later models. The basket of steel bars does an excellent job of protecting the hand, yet does not add a great amount of weight. Well balanced, this is an excellent cut and thrust weapon.
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