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Scottish basket sword, S. XVIII

Cass Hanwei (Paul Chen)
435.39 €
Discover the majesty and power of the Scottish Basket Sword, S. XVIII. This impressive sword is inspired by the design of the sword found in the Royal Armories in England, dating back to the year 1760. One of the main advantages of this sword is its high-quality design and attention to detail. The handle is made of stainless steel, which minimizes...

Bow basket sword for practices

Cass Hanwei (Paul Chen)
347.19 €
The practice loop basket sword is a true Renaissance jewel. Designed by renowned craftsman Cass Hanwei (Paul Chen), this sword is perfect for those who want to practice and hone their fencing skills. One of the most outstanding features of this sword is its blade forged by hand in high quality 1065 carbon steel. This blade, with a length of 83 cm, offers...
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Scottish Sword Functional Basket

Cold Steel
341.59 €
The Functional Basket Scottish Sword is a true treasure for lovers of historical weapons. Manufactured by the renowned ColdSteel house, this sword combines beauty and functionality in a single piece. Its long blade is made of 1055 high carbon steel, which guarantees its durability and resistance. In addition, it has a double edge that makes it a lethal...
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Scottish basket sword, year 1828

Battle Merchant
135.98 €
If you are passionate about Scottish history and culture, this Scottish Basket Sword is perfect for you. With a style typical of the period and dating from around 1828, this sword is a true decorative work of art. The material of this sword is of the highest quality. Its blade is made of carbon steel, which guarantees its durability and resistance. With a...

English basket sword, s. XVII-XVIII

Cass Hanwei (Paul Chen)
411.59 €
Discover the majesty and power of the English Basket Sword from the 17th-18th century. Listed in the Royal Armories of England, this impressive weapon is a true gem of history. The sword features a cloth-covered basket, which not only gives it a stylish look, but also provides a secure and comfortable grip. In addition, it includes a rigid leather...

English basket sword, s. XVII-XVIII, rustic finish

Cass Hanwei (Paul Chen)
411.59 €
Discover the majesty of the English Basket Sword from the 17th-18th century with a rustic finish. This sword, listed in the Royal Armories of England, is a true historical jewel that will transport you to bygone eras. The cloth-covered basket design is a distinctive feature of this sword. In addition, it comes with a rigid leather scabbard that will...
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Scottish Basket Sword, old version (99 cm.)

Cass Hanwei (Paul Chen)
467.59 €
Are you a fan of historical weapons? Then you cannot miss the opportunity to have the Scottish Basket Sword in its old version in your collection. This impressive sword, reproduced by Hanwei, is based on an original weapon in the collection of the Royal Armories in England, dating from the year 1760. What makes this sword truly special is its unique...
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Scottish basket sword 18th century Baskethilt model

House of Warfare
74.37 €
Immerse yourself in historical grandeur with the 18th Century Scottish Basket Sword, Baskethilt model, a true decorative gem carefully crafted by the renowned House of Warfare. Features that make it stand out: Exquisite Baskethilt Design: The characteristic 18th century basket, combined with a brass and red tone handle, brings a touch of elegance and...
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Scottish basket sword with sheath (100.5 cm.)

Lord of Battles
115.69 €
The Scottish basket sword with sheath, with a total length of 100.5 cm, is a real gem for any collector or history enthusiast. This impressive example stands out for its classic design and detailed craftsmanship, reflecting the rich tradition of Scottish weapons. The handle is crafted from solid brass, providing not only exceptional durability but also a...
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Basket-hilted swords, also known as basket swords, are weapons that marked an era in military history. Their distinctive design, with a basket-shaped guard that protected the user's hand, made them essential tools for heavy cavalry during the medieval period and beyond. In this article, we will explore the fascinating history of basket swords, their evolution and their relevance in the British Infantry.

The 17th Century Basket Sword: An Icon of Chivalry

One of the most prominent representatives of basket swords is the sword that emerged in 1760, with a peculiar double-horned basket. This weapon not only offered a high level of protection for the knight's hand, but also stood out for its elegance. The basket was cleverly covered in fabric, which added a touch of class. Furthermore, the sword came accompanied by a stiff leather scabbard, making it a complete, high-quality set.

The English Basket Sword: A Centennial Legacy

The history of basket swords in England dates back to the 16th century, but it was in the 17th century that these weapons became widely popular. The English basket sword is cataloged in the Royal Armory of England, which attests to its importance in British military culture. Like its 18th century counterpart, this sword also featured a cloth-covered basket and came with a stiff leather scabbard, making it stand out for its style and functionality.

Curious Questions about Basket Swords

Why were they called basket swords?

They are called this because of the basket-shaped guard that protected the user's hand, creating a basket-like structure.

How important were basket swords in medieval heavy cavalry?

They were essential weapons for heavy cavalry, as they offered protection to the knight's hand during combat.

How did basket sword design evolve over the centuries?

The design was refined over time, incorporating ornamental details and high-quality materials, such as the fabric covering the basket.

What differentiates the 18th century basket sword from the 17th century English basket sword?

Both featured cloth-covered baskets and stiff leather sheaths, but they belonged to different historical periods and styles.

What was the main function of the basket in swords of this type?

The basket served to protect the user's hand from enemy blows and attacks, providing security in combat.

Discover the elegance and functionality of basket swords in our collection. Acquire an authentic piece of history and carry with you the tradition of these iconic weapons. Get your hands on a basket sword and experience protection and style on the battlefield!

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