The basket hilt sword developed alongside the rapier, and was often dubbed as a broadsword in comparison. This Brass Basket Hilt Scottish Sword is, by name and style, of the Scottish origin, where heavier swords were favored for fencing and dueling. This handsome sword features, as its most distinguishing feature, an ornate and elaborate brass basket hilt, which possesses a number of reinforcements and cut-out designs, as well as a red fabric interior, which makes for a truly fine looking blade, similar in decorative appeal to the rapiers and fencing swords of Italy and Spain. Attached at the hilt is also a bright red tassel, for added appeal and style. The sword features a blade of fine steel, with straight, unsharpened edges and a double-fuller down its length, to help ensure that the blade is light yet strong in design. The sword also tapers to an effective point, making this Scottish broadsword to look like quite the effective dueling weapon. Included with the sword is a wood and leather wrapped scabbard, with brass fittings at the throat and chape. Unique and fine in its overall appeal, this Brass Basket Hilt Scottish Sword is an example of how swords changed in the North, following the artistic revival of southern influences, while still holding true to their own native styles, as well.
- A Recreation of the Classic Basket Hilt Broadsword
- Features a Hand Crafted Steel Blade
- Blade Possesses Unsharpened Edges
- Has a Brass Basket Grip with Red Lining and Tassel
- Includes a Wooden, Leather Wrapped Scabbard
- A Fantastic Costume Sword, Carrying Weapon and Display Piece
- Overall Length: 40 Inches