Basket-Hilt Backsword


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Early highland swords almost invariably carried the double-edged broadsword blade, but by the time of the Battle of Culloden in 1746 the single-edged backsword was at least equal in popularity. Our Basket-Hilt Backsword, replicated from an original in the collection of the Royal Armouries in England that dates from about 1760, has an unusual basket with twin engraved horned beastie plaques and a blade with twin fullers running most of its length. The blade is German in origin, but the hilt and blade are contemporary. This sword comes with polished hilt. The hilt is crafted from stainless steel to minimize maintenance. The grips of the backswords are covered with wire-wrapped genuine rayskin and the basket liners are crafted in fabric-covered leather. The scabbards are leather-covered, black in the case of the SH2003.

Key Features:

  • Features a fully functional sword
  • Includes sword with scabbard
  • Authentic replica of museum piece
  • High-carbon steel blade
  • Made by Hanwei.


  • Blade Length: 32.5 Inches
  • Handle Length: 6.5 Inches
  • Overall Length: 39 Inches
  • Weight: 2 lbs. 9 oz.
  • Point of Balance: 3 Inches
  • Point of Harmonics: 21 Inches
  • Width at Guard: 1.25 Inches
  • Width at Tip: 0.87 Inch
  • Thickness at Guard: 0.23 Inch
  • Thickness at Tip: 0.1 Inch
  • Specs will differ slightly from piece to piece.


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