Basket-Hilt Backsword - Antiqued

By: Paul Chen - Hanwei

(USD) $497.99

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Product Code: 2382

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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.


Reliks Product ID 2382
Manufacturer SKU sh2003n
Blade Length 33 1/8"
Full Length 39 1/2"
Handle Length 5 1/8"
Point of Balance 3"
Weight 3 lb 3 oz

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M - Verified Buyer

"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."

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

H - Verified Buyer

"Looks rustic, and old"