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’re the type who likes to screw into the bottom of your rattan, choose the single bracket style and I'll leave off the bottom hole and bracket. 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 three sizes of this style, small, medium and large. Order the size of basket hilt commensurate to your glove size. If you're unsure, go with larger. 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. If you want more pictures or measurements, just ask.
If you need something bigger, my process is such that increasing the size is possible, but decreasing it is not. So if you want something bigger, email me.