CAS Hanwei Basket-Hilt Backsword - Antiqued

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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. See model SH2002 for the bright-finished version of this sword.

Made by Hanwei.

Twin fullers

Wire-wrapped ray skin handles

Twin engraved "horned beastie" plaques

~Overall length: 39"

~Blade length: 32 1/2"

~Handle length: 6 1/2"

~Weight: 2lb 9oz

~Point of Balance: 3"

~Point of Percussion: 21"

~Width at Guard: 1.25"

~Width at Tip: .87"

~Thickness at Guard: .23"

~Thickness at Tip: .10"

Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.

Catalog Number: 314133

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