Best Scottish Basket Hilt Sword

by Chase Ard
(Walker, Louisiana, USA)

QUESTION: Would anyone recommend a particular Scottish Basket Hilt Sword above all others that fit into the $200.00-$400.00 range? I've been looking at Cold Steel's and it seems to be very nice. Of coarse, it must be a practical, battle ready sword.


Thanks,
Chase, Louisiana, USA

ANSWER: Hi Chase,

I'd tend to cast my vote for the Cold Steel Basket Hilt too. Never heard a bad word about this particular model - just be sure to shop around (Trueswords have the best prices I have found on these swords, and their customer service is outstanding).

Hope this helps.

- Paul

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by: Matt

I have the Cold Steel Scottish Baskethilt and there are a few problems with it. Don't get me wrong it's a beautiful example of many different styles but it doesn't stay true to one particular style. My other complaints are first in the blade which is incredibly strong but also a bit too 'whippy' for my taste. The second is that despite rarely handling the sword and keeping it oiled it only took about six months for rust to start appearing on the throat of the scabbard.
I bought it because I wanted a unique Scottish Baskethilt and I fell in love with the bluing on the hilt and scabbard. I'm still quite happy with it but the rusting is very frustrating with all the care I give my swords. My suggestion is to give Hanwei a try. A friend of mine has the Baskethilt Backsword and wow, that thing is a complete beast. The spine of the blade adds for much more controllability and gives it a much more secure feeling during heavy cutting. Their broadsword I feel is also a bit nicer than the Cold Steel sword as well, but I think the etching on the blade looks a bit ridiculous.

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by: Anonymous

The Cold Steel sword is a good choice in terms of weight and balance, better than the Hanwei. The Hanwei is a bit more authentic but I agree that the etching on the blade is over done. The backsword they produce does not have that problem. As far as rust goes, I have had Cold Steel swords in stock quite a few times and have never, repeat never, had any problems with rust. I do not know what the other gentleman's problem was with his.

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by: Anonymous

The Cold Steel sword is a good choice in terms of weight and balance, better than the Hanwei. The Hanwei is a bit more authentic but I agree that the etching on the blade is over done. The backsword they produce does not have that problem. As far as rust goes, I have had Cold Steel swords in stock quite a few times and have never, repeat never, had any problems with rust. I do not know what the other gentleman's problem was with his.

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by: Agenonymous

ive got a hilt sword well one that looks like 1.giving as a grandfathers death,i wouldnt sell it of cause .cause these are ausum swordes.but would still like to no if old grandad got suckerd in on a poker deal as this was plc on the table was worth much more than the 2 or 3oo poker money was the bet,so thesword must b worth 6 to 7hundred dollars,so pls gentle men could u advice me on wat should b on it if it was real.hould b on it if it was real.there is a little round cycle with a m or a w inscibed quATER THE WAY UP THE BLADE.THE SWORED IS ABOUT A MTR LONG.HAS THE HILT TO GUARD YOUR HANDS.WITH THE RED CLOTH.WITH PONY TAIL COMING FROM THE BOTTOM END OF SWORD/HAS BROWN LEATHER WITH TWINNED GOLD COLOURED WIRE GOING DOWN AND AROUND HANDLE/ALSO HAS WOODEN SCABBERD WITH A 80ML LONG BRASS COVERING RITE ROUND TOP OF SCABBERD.WITH BRASS MUSHROOM TYPE BUTTON.FOR CONNECTING TO BELT OR SO FORTH.BOTTOM HAS 100ML LONG BRASS COVERING WITH STELL BALL AT BOTTOM TO SAVE WEAR AND TEAR.THNX ANYHELP

Rust on Baskethilt
by: Anonymous

After three months small rust spots started appearing on the basket-hilt (not blade). It handles like a hatchet but is very durable.

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