The Basket-Hilt Broadsword

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. 

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1. Basket-Hilt Broadsword 

The Basket-Hilt Broadsword carries a Glasgow style hilt from the mid-18th century.  Price: $350.

On backorder

2. Basket-Hilt Backsword 

The Basket-Hilt Backsword dates from about 1760 and has an unusual basket with twin engraved "horned beastie" plaques and a blade with twin fullers running most of its length.  Price: $340.

On backorder


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