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Robert Frey




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PostPosted: Sat 12 Sep, 2015 3:19 pm    Post subject: Where to get sword parts to make your own?         Reply with quote

I am wondering where would one go to find parts for a Scottish Baskethilt, in particular the basket itself, to finish a bare blade?
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PostPosted: Sat 12 Sep, 2015 5:17 pm    Post subject: Where to get sword parts to make your own?         Reply with quote

To me the parts used to make the hilt of such sword are perhaps a bit complicated to find.
Let's ask an expert on that.

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PostPosted: Sun 13 Sep, 2015 1:14 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

any swordsmith/cutler would be able to make them. They'd need the blade to get the right fit of course.

Guys at A&A might have them on their well stock parts shelves.

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Jeffrey Faulk




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PostPosted: Mon 14 Sep, 2015 9:32 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Basket hilts aren't often found off the shelf, because they do need to be fitted to specific swords to some degree; they definitely aren't one-size-fits-all. For example, the Hanwei basket hilts won't fit Hanwei Tinker single-hand swords without some modification.

Darkwood Armoury does make basket hilts, from what I recall.

A number of custom makers do them, but they will cost; Vince Evans and Eljay Erickson are probably the best known out there (though I could be wrong). Leo Todeschini has also done a few older-style English hilts. Feel free to search the forums and see if you can turn anything up.
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PostPosted: Mon 14 Sep, 2015 4:59 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Indeed, Vince Evans and Eljay Erickson are the best. Unfortunately, they are not taking orders right now. You might try Armour Class, maybe...? A&A would also be worth checking too.

And I happen to have a spare Basket (from a Cold Steel sword) hanging around....don't know if that will work for you.... if it does, drop me a PM here....

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Robert Frey




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PostPosted: Wed 23 Sep, 2015 8:48 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you for the replies. I have found what I was looking for.
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Kalu Charan Parida




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PostPosted: Mon 05 Oct, 2015 3:02 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I have come across a online sword store in UK where I found some really good stuff. You can check out with them whether they can help you in this case. http://windlasssword.com
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Robert Frey




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PostPosted: Fri 16 Oct, 2015 10:03 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Interesting, but the shipping cost from across the ocean would be too much.
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PostPosted: Fri 16 Oct, 2015 8:00 pm    Post subject: Basket Hlt         Reply with quote

I have an old, no longer manufactured Del Tin basket hilt I will be happy to give you in return for shipping expense. There is no grip or pommel cap but you can buy pommel caps on Ebay if you search on basket hilt swords. You can PM me if interested. Caveat: The Del Tin looks okay buy is too big and certainly not in the same class as even an Hanwai. But it is free Happy
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Robert Frey




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PostPosted: Tue 20 Oct, 2015 5:08 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I did get the one from David mentioned above.
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