In a previous post we mentioned the basket cell types of the sword - Schiavona. Now discuss this in more detail. So, Schiavona ..
Since the XV century were called swords of Dalmatian Slavs Guard Venetian Doge. They are characterized by straight double-edged blades, horizontally curved S-shaped arcs and parrying rectangular head with a bulge.
Schiavona, nicknamed the basket-hilted sword, has been extended even less than the Scottish basket-hiltet broadsword, as met only in Venice.
Although the word «gli schiavoni» called swords, which were armed guards of Doges, later such it called all of a basket all the basket-hilted sword in the Venetian style.
Apparently, "spada schiavona" is a direct heir of the medieval gli shiavoni. However, Schiavona wored not only guard the Doges, but many other soldiers in the Venetian dominions. About its predecessors remind obscure head shape, however, rectangular head now has a characteristic shape of two angles, and the bulge on the head is turned into a rosette.
Blade, unlike the Scottish basket-hiltet broadsword, mostly double-edged, a width of about four and a length of about 90 centimeters.