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Basket-Hilt Backsword, Antiqued by Paul Chen / Hanwei

SH2003N Basket-Hilt Backsword, Antiqued
Basket-Hilt Backsword, Antiqued
MSRP: $565.00
Price: $509.00
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Early Scottish 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.

Product Details +

Key Features:

  • Twin fullers
  • Wire-wrapped ray skin handles
  • Twin engraved “horned beastie” plaques
Basket-Hilt Backsword, Antiqued
MSRP: $565.00
In stock
Made In China
Specifications +

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
Blade Steel: 65Mn

Specs will vary slightly
from piece to piece.

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