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Basket Hilt Broadsword - SH2002



Although Basket-Hilt swords appeared throughout Britain from the mid-sixteenth century on, their association with the seventeenth and eighteenth century Scottish highlander has become legendary.

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.

Both the Basket-Hilt backsword and broadsword are replicated from period pieces in the collection of the Royal Armouries in England. The Basket-Hilt Broadsword (SH2002) carries a typical Glasgow-style hilt from the mid-18th century. It is likely that the blade of the original sword was made in Germany a century earlier and re-hilted as basket designs were refined.

The SH2002 have wire-wrapped ray skin handles and cloth-covered leather basket liner. Made for the re-enactor

  • Authentic replica of Museum Piece
  • Fully functional
  • Scabbard included

Made by Hanwei.

Overall: 39 3/4 inch
Blade Length: 33 1/2 inch
Handle Length: 6”
Weight: 3lb 1oz
Point of Balance: 5"
Point of Harmonics: 23"
Width at Guard: 1.79"
Width at Tip: 1.19"
Thickness at Guard: .18"
Thickness at Tip: .08"

Additional Information

SKU SH2002
Blade Length 33 1/2 inch
Blade Width No
Length 39 3/4 inch
Imperial Weight 3lb 1oz

Basket Hilt Broadsword - SH2002

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