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Basket-Hilt Backsword - Antiqued

By: Paul Chen - Hanwei

Basket-Hilt Backsword - Antiqued
Paul Chen - Hanwei

Horned Beastie

Early highland swords almost invariably carried the double-edged “broadsword” blade, but by the time of the Battle of Culloden (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 version of the sword features an antiqued finish. The hilt is crafted in stainless steel, to minimize maintenance, and is finished with a museum-quality patina. The high-carbon blade is also lightly “antiqued” to promote authenticity. The grip is covered with wire-wrapped genuine rayskin and the basket liner, like the original, is crafted in fabric-covered leather. The scabbard is leather-covered.

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  • Product Code: 2382
  • SKU: sh2003n
  • Brand: Paul Chen - Hanwei
  • Blade Length: 33 1/8"
  • Full Length: 39 1/2"
  • Handle Length: 5 1/8"
  • Point of Balance: 3"
  • Weight: 3 lb 3 oz

  • *Specs may vary slightly from piece to piece.

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"Looks rustic, and old" - (5/5)

"Great looking sword, feels great in the hand. All fittings are tight, antiqued look is excellent but ensures you need to keep a close eye for rust or any other surface problems that could be masked by this finish." - (5/5)

Reliks Response - This finish can also be protected with hanwei sword oil or renaissance wax.

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