Basket-Hilt Broadsword by Paul Chen / Hanwei, Antiqued
Basket-Hilt Broadsword by Paul Chen / Hanwei, Antiqued

Basket-Hilt Broadsword by Paul Chen / Hanwei, Antiqued

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Basket-Hilt Broadsword

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. Our Basket-Hilt Broadsword, replicated from an original in the collection of the Royal Armouries in England, carries a typical Glasgow-style hilt from the mid-18th century. It is likely that the blade of the original sword, marked “Andrea Ferara”, was made in Germany a century earlier and re-hilted as basket designs were refined. This version of the sword features an antiqued finish. The hilt is crafted by Paul Chen at the Hanwei factory in stainless steel, to minimize maintenance, and is finished with a museum-quality patina. The high-carbon blade is also lightly “antiqued” to promote authenticity. The grip is covered with wire-wrapped genuine rayskin and the basket liner, like the original, is crafted in fabric-covered leather. The scabbard is leather-covered. See Hanwei model SH2002 for the bright-finished version of this sword.

Key Features:

  • Historically accurate
  • Wire-wrapped over real ray skin handles
  • Antiqued Finish



    Overall: 39 3/4“
  • Blade Length: 33 1/2“
    Handle Length: 6"
    Weight: 3lb 1oz
    Point of Balance: 5"
    Point of Harmonics: 23"
    Width at Guard: 1.79"
    Width at Tip: 1.19"
    Thickness at Guard: .18"
    Thickness at Tip: .08"
    Blade Steel: 65Mn

    Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.


    The Basket-Hilt Broadsword by Paul Chen / Hanwei, Antiqued was built with people like you in mind. Something to keep you happy. Every. Single. Day.

    Inventory Last Updated: Jul 13, 2024