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. The hilt is crafted in stainless steel, to minimize maintenance, while the blade is forged by Hanwei in high-carbon steel. 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.
How to Use
Designed for frequent, heavy duty cutting practice.
Blade Length: 32 1/2"
Handle Length: 6 1/2"
Weight: 2lb 9oz
Point of Balance: 3"
Point of Harmonics: 21"
Width at Guard: 1.25"
Width at Tip: .87"
Thickness at Guard: .23"
Thickness at Tip: .10"
Materials and Construction
Monotempered, factory sharpened 1566 spring steel blade. 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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