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Basic English Basket Guard (Guard Only)


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Our Basic English Basket Guard is made from 12 ga 4130 carbon steel. This guard features a solid basket of pierced leaf shaped plates that gives near complete coverage to the hand. While we don’t offer much customization to this guard we do offer the 3 finishes: “Bright”, a bright antiqued satin metal finish. “Blued”, a heat blued finish. Naturally darker, more durable and rust prohibitive than chemical bluing. Finally, “Polished”,  a bright shiny deep polish that provides the best rust resistance and detail preservation.

We designed this guard to be an affordable simulator of English basket hilts that were popular during the late 16th century through the 17th century. Modeled after what are sometimes called “proto mortuary” guards, we decided to add a little more hand coverage toward the back of the guard to appeal to the combat community’s sense of appreciation for working fingers.

This guard is compatible with our Basic Back Sword Blade, Standard Long Sword Blade, Type XV Blade and Type XI Blade.

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  • 21 oz. total guard weight.
  • Recommended for SCA, HEMA and WMA Cut & Thrust Combat.
  • 1/4″ x 7/8″ tang slot unless specified.





Allow 1 to 2 weeks to ship.



Bright Finish








Blued Finish (+ $20.00)








Polished Finish (+ $35.00)








Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 10 x 6 x 8 in

Bright Finish, Blued Finish, Polished Finish

Tang Slot Size

1/4" x 1/2" Rectangular, 1/4" x 5/8" Rectangular, 1/4" x 7/8" Rectangular


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