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. The 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. The sword is available in a polished finish. The hilt is crafted from stainless steel, to minimize maintenance. The blade is a high-carbon blade. The grips of the broadswords are covered with wire-wrapped genuine rayskin and the basket liners are crafted in fabric-covered leather. The scabbards are leather-covered, black Features: - Authentic replica of Museum Piece - Fully functional - Scabbard included Specifications: - Overall length: 39 3/4" - Blade length: 33 1/2" - Handle length: 6" - Weight: 3lb 1oz - Point of Balance: 5" - Point of Percussion: 23" - Width at Guard: 1.79" - Width at Tip: 1.19" - Thickness at Guard: .18" - Thickness at Tip: .08"