The basket hilt sword developed alongside the rapier, and was often dubbed as a broadsword in comparison. This Silver 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 nickel-plated 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. The nickel-finish also echoes the look of silver, adding to the blades overall appeal. 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 decorative engravings down the blade, which makes it seem all the more like a nobles piece or a commemorative sword. 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 cast-metal, all-steel scabbard. Unique and fine in its overall appeal, this Silver 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 Nickel-Plated Basket Grip with Red Lining and Tassel
- Includes an All Cast-Metal Steel Scabbard
- A Fantastic Costume Sword, Carrying Weapon and Display Piece
- Overall Length: 42 Inches