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Basket-Hilted Broadsword

By: Paul Chen - Hanwei

Basket-Hilted Broadsword
Paul Chen - Hanwei

Andrea Ferara Claymore

The basket hilt sword was quite popular in Britain from mid-sixteenth century they began to fall out of fashion in favor of lighter faster swords. The Seventeenth and eighteenth century they were the most desired sword to own for the Scottish highlander because of breakthrough's made by Legendary sword maker Andrea Ferara.

Who was Andrea Ferara?

There are many legends of Andrea from his origins and his relationship to the Scottish highlands, but through countless tellings a few things remain consistent. Andrea studied in an armoury and learned blade smithing in Toledo Spain where he spent years mastering the craft. He became a legend on the forge producing techniques that strengthened the steel and improved it's flexibility beyond the already sought after and superior tempering capabilities used on Spanish steel. He then travelled to Scotland and began forging the Scottish basket hilt. Depending on the version you believe Scotland was his homeland but other versions claim he was born in Italy or Spain. His swords would bear his full name "Andrea Ferara" as his makers mark and became so sought after his very name became a statement which meant quality. "That is truly an Andrea Ferara"

A Legendary Sword

This Basket-Hilt Broadsword was replicated from an original in the collection of the Royal Armouries in England. It carries a typical Glasgow style hilt from around 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 hilt is crafted from stainless steel, to minimize maintenance, The high-carbon steel sword blade is nicely polished. The grip of the broadsword is covered with wire-wrapped genuine rayskin and the basket liner is crafted in fabric-covered leather.

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Product Code: 3022

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Stage Edge -Blunt ( $17.99 ) This sword comes with a sharp edge for cutting. If you select Stage Edge -Blunt we will remove the edge and slightly round the tip. We will finish with a buffing so the edge is smooth, free from burrs and is unable to cut. This will make it safer to use for historical re-enactment, stage or screen productions, fight choreography and Western martial arts.

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  • Product Code: 3022
  • SKU: sh2002
  • Brand: Paul Chen - Hanwei
  • Blade Length: 33 1/2"
  • Blade Material: High Carbon Steel
  • Blade Thickness at Guard: .18"
  • Blade Thickness at Tip: .08"
  • Blade Width at Guard: 1.79"
  • Blade Width at Tip: 1.19"
  • Edge Type: Sharpened / Blunting Optional
  • Full Length: 33 1/2"
  • Grip Length: 4"
  • Handle Length: 6"
  • Handle Material: Genuine Rayskin
  • Point of Balance: 5"
  • Point of Percussion: 23"
  • Pommel: Button
  • Scabbard: Leather Wrapped
  • Sword Weight: 3lb 1oz

  • *Specs may vary slightly from piece to piece.

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"Exellent product, very well made and good balance but there is a small grinder mark on the pommel " - (4/5)

"Very satisfied with the product." - (5/5)

"Love the quality of the basket hilted sword . I purchased it for a wall display only and can't comment on the technical aspects for actually using it but it definitely is well made . Highly recommended ." - (5/5)

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