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Signature Basket Hilt

Signature Basket Hilt

Regular price €20,95 EUR
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Can a basket hilt help you get knighted/win crown/vanquish all rivals? In a word, yes! If you combine one of our Signature Basket Hilts with enough practice, hard work, and dedication, you are almost certain to achieve all your combat-related goals. Can you do the same, just without the basket hilt? Who can say? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  • Made from 3/8" high density polyethylene for durability
  • Stainless steel brackets for strength and rust-resistance
  • Available in different sizes for fighters of all shapes
  • Lighter than steel

Designed specifically for SCA rattan combat, these cup hilts hilts are strong, lightweight, and durable.

I vacuum form these using 3/8” high density polyethylene. After they are formed, they are closer to 5/16" thick in parts. They weigh between 13oz and up to 16oz depending on the size. 

The default configuration for my basket hilts is to drill a 1 5/8” hole centred 2" back from the edge, to drill a half hole centred along the bottom, and to rivet a couple of stainless steel brackets on. This leaves the most room on each side, as well as giving a little extra space at the front. If you'd like to customize your hilt in any other way (i.e. offset holes, closer to the front, etc) please contact me.

I make four sizes of this style, small, medium, large, and XL. Order the size of basket hilt commensurate to your glove size. If you're unsure, go with large, as that’s the most similar size to other plastic baskets hilts that are out there. The large is plenty big enough for me, and I wear size XL gloves. I can use the medium, but it's not as roomy as I like. I can also use the small if I offset the hole to give my knuckles a little more room. The XL feels downright roomy. This is a digitally designed product, so if you'd like a custom size let me know and we can work something out.

Brackets

I offer a few bracket options for this item. The default style is the two bracket option pictured. No bracket is for those who'd prefer to find their own way to attach these to a sword. They have a hole in the top, and a cutout at the bottom, but no brackets at all. I also offer brackets for separate purchase here. As a new option I also offer black powder-coated brackets.

Recently, I've had reports of a few of the new stainless brackets breaking. Not nearly to the same extent as with the old galvanized brackets, but breakages do still occur. In most cases, the culprit was attaching the basket hilt via screws to the stick. Do not do that. You can learn more about how to avoid breakages here: https://plasticsmitharmoury.com/blogs/news/how-to-avoid-basket-hilt-bracket-breakage

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