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. Paul Chen's Basket-Hilt Backsword, replicated from an original sword 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 at Hanwei, 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. See Hanwei model SH2002 for the bright-finished version of this sword.
How to Use
Designed for frequent, heavy duty cutting practice.
Overall: 39 1/2“
Blade Length: 33 1/8“
Handle Length: 5 1/8"
Weight: 3lb 3oz
Point of Balance: 3"
Width at Guard: 1 3/8"
Thickness at Guard: 5.8mm
Thickness at Tip: 2mm
Materials and Construction
Monotempered, factory sharpened 1566 spring steel blade with antiqued finish. Low maintenance stainless steel basket hilt with authentic fabric covered sueded leather. Wire wrapped and real full rayskin wrapped handle. Leather covered, wood core scabbard with steel throat and chape.
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