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  • Sinclair Sabre - Scottish Cutlass

    The Sinclair Sabre is a type of cutlass also known as a Dusägge (or Dusack). It was named after George Sinclair, a mercenary captain from Scotland whose men frequently carried these swords. In 1612 he was transported by the pirate captain Robert Stewart to fight the Danes but ambushed and killed when leading his men against Norwegian militia. 

    Total length: 80 cm
    Blade length: 64 cm
    Grip length: 10 cm
    Weight: 1594g
    Blade thickness (base): 10 mm
    Blade width (base): 4.5 cm
    Point of Balance (PoB): 7 cm
    Blade: High Carbon Steel
    Edge: Blunt
    Pommel: Nut
    Scabbard: Leather, Wood, Steel

    All sizes are approximate and may vary slightly from piece to piece.

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    Excl. Tax: £79.17 Incl. Tax: £95.00

  • Battlecry Culloden Basket Hilt Sword

    This one-handed sword has a 1065 high carbon steel blade. Features an intricate steel basket guard and a wooden grip covered in real ray skin with a decorative silver metal wire.

    Length: 99cm

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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    Excl. Tax: £162.50 Incl. Tax: £195.00

  • Jacobite Basket Hilt Sword

    The iconic Basket Hilt Sword was wielded by Jacobite warriors during the rebellions of 1715 and 1745. It was usually partnered with the Scottish targe shield and was used to devastating effect during the Highland Charge! After the rebellion had been suppressed, the wearing of Scottish Basket Hilt swords, synonymous with Highland dress, was outlawed. However, the sword was adopted by officers of the Highland regiments in the 19th century. Our Jacobite Basket Hilt Sword features a brass basket with red cloth lining. The hand forged high carbon steel blade has a blunt edge and is housed in a leather covered wood scabbard.

    Total length:
     
    106 cm
    Blade length: 89 cm
    Grip length: 11 cm
    Weight: 1600 g
    Blade thickness (base): 0.5 cm
    Blade width (base): 3.6 cm
    Point of Balance (PoB): 20cm
    Blade: High Carbon Steel
    Edge: Blunt
    Pommel: Threaded
    Scabbard: Leather, Wood, Brass

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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    Excl. Tax: £79.17 Incl. Tax: £95.00

  • Scottish 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. The hilt is crafted of stainless steel, to minimize maintenance, while the blade is forged in high-carbon steel. The grip is covered with wire-wrapped genuine ray skin and the basket liner, like the original, is crafted in fabric-covered leather. The scabbard is leather-covered.

    Total length: 101cm
    Blade length: 85.2cm
    Grip length: 15.8cm
    Weight: 1.39kg
    Blade thickness (base): 0.42cm
    Blade thickness (CoP): 0.29cm
    Blade width (base): 4.55cm
    Point of Balance (PoB): 12.7cm
    Centre of Percussion (CoP): 58.4cm
    Blade: High Carbon Steel
    Edge: Sharp
    Pommel: Threaded
    Scabbard: Leather, Wood, Steel

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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    Excl. Tax: £230.95 Incl. Tax: £277.14

  • Scottish Basket Hilt Backsword

    Our Basket-Hilt Backsword, replicated from an original in the collection of the Royal Armouries in England that dates from about 1760, has an unusual basket with twin engraved “horned beastie” plaques and a blade with twin fullers running most of its length. The blade is German in origin, but the hilt and blade are contemporary.The hilt is crafted in stainless steel, to minimize maintenance, while the blade is forged in high-carbon steel. The grip is covered with wire-wrapped genuine ray skin and the basket liner, like the original, is crafted in fabric-covered leather.

    Total length: 99.1cm
    Blade length: 82.6cm
    Grip length: 11.4cm
    Weight: 1.16kg
    Blade thickness (base): 0.6cm
    Blade thickness (CoP): 0.24cm
    Blade width (base): 3.18cm
    Point of Balance (PoB): 7.6cm
    Centre of Percussion (CoP): 53.3cm
    Blade: High Carbon Steel
    Edge: Sharp
    Pommel: Threaded
    ScabbardLeather, Wood, Steel

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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    Excl. Tax: £231.00 Incl. Tax: £277.20

  • Highland Officer’s Sword - 1828 Pattern

    The 1828 Pattern Highland Officer’s Sword was issued to Officers of Scottish Highland Regiments such as the 92nd Regiment of Foot – The Gordon Highlanders. It was carried throughout many campaigns throughout the 19th Century and even saw service in WWI. Sergeants of such regiments were often issued with a plain bladed version.

    Our 1828 Pattern Highland Officer’s Sword is handcrafted like the originals and features a forged and tempered AISI1065 High Carbon Steel blade. The steel hilt features a red cloth liner, brown leather grip and red pommel tassel. The etched blade is housed in an authentically styled steel scabbard. 

    Total length: 100 cm
    Blade length: 81 cm
    Grip length: 13 cm
    Weight: 1.360 kg
    Blade thickness (base): 6.8 mm
    Blade thickness (CoP): 5 mm
    Blade width (base): 2.6 cm
    Blade width (CoP): 2.5 cm
    Point of Balance (PoB): 9 cm
    Centre of Percussion (CoP): 25 cm
    Blade: AISI1065 High Carbon Steel
    Edge: Blunt
    Pommel: Nut
    Scabbard: Steel

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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    Excl. Tax: £193.33 Incl. Tax: £232.00

  • Eglinton Basket Hilt Sword

    This Mid 18th Century Scottish Basket-Hilt Back Sword is from a group of which about a dozen examples are known. Variations in the configuration of the hilt elements include examples with and without a forward quillion and the inclusion of an oval rein aperture. An example with that last feature, formerly in Eglinton Castle, sponsor and host of the Eglinton Tournament, is now in the Royal Ontario Museum. Most are mounted with earlier, presumably family blades.

    This sword has been traditionally identified by the portrait of an 18th century Scottish Officer entitled The Pinch of Snuff and attributed to William Delacour. It features a real ray skin, wire-wrapped grip, intricate basket-hilt and a double fuller blade. A black scabbard with matching throat & belt stop and tip is included. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts.

    Overall Length: 99cm
    Blade Length: 84cm
    Blade Width: 3.5cm
    Weight: 1474g
    Material: 1065 High Carbon Steel
    Edge: Unsharpened

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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    Excl. Tax: £164.17 Incl. Tax: £197.00

  • Scottish Pirate Cutlass

    Pirates greatly appreciated the cutlass for its effectiveness in close combat. Because of its relatively compact dimensions, a cutlass could do quite a bit of damage in the close quarters of a ship's hold, while a strong cut with its broad blade could even sever the mighty ropes of a ship. Sometimes the classic cutlass was made with an openwork hilt for ventilation plus hand protection, but the single-edged, wide, curved blade with a distinctive yelman is characteristic of all cutlasses. The grip is wrapped with leather and the rounded pommel is riveted. The accompanying scabbard has a mount and chape made of steel. Circa 1690.

    Total length: 79 cm
    Blade length: 63 cm
    Grip length: 9 cm
    Weight: 1.43 kg
    Blade thickness (base): 4.3 mm
    Blade thickness (CoP): 4.3 mm
    Blade width (base): 5.1 cm
    Blade width (CoP): 4.7 cm
    Point of Balance (PoB): 9 cm
    Centre of Percussion (CoP): 26 cm
    Blade: High Carbon Steel
    Edge: Blunt
    Pommel: Nut
    ScabbardLeather, Wood, Steel

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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    Excl. Tax: £154.84 Incl. Tax: £185.81

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