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Name
Glasgow Baskethilt Broadsword.
(Historical Replica)
Description
Although the Glasgow Baskethilt Broadsword appeared throughout Britain from the mid-1500's and on, their association with the 17th and 18th 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 carries a typical Glasgow-style hilt from the mid-18th century with etchings down the blade. 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 wire-wrapped ray skin handle and red cloth covered leather basket liner adds to this swords class. The Practical Blade Baskethilt Backsword is tailored to the needs of the re-enactor and very affordable. Featuring authentic hilt styling, with fully tempered un-edged and un-pointed blades, these swords are made to withstand rugged use while providing the level of safety required by many of today's re-enactment societies. Available in a steel finish, antiquedfinish or a practical/stage steel blade.
(See all three below)
Stats
Antique Finish
Blade length:  33 ½".
Handle length: 6".
Overall:  39 ".

Weight:  3 lbs. 1 oz.
Steel Finish
Blade length:  33 ½".
Handle length: 6".
Overall:  39 ½".

Weight:  3 lbs. 1 oz.
Practical Blade
Blade length:  33".
Handle length: 6 ½".
Overall:  39 ½".

Weight:  3 lbs. 1 oz.
Price
$319.00 Antique Finish
$319.00 Steel Finish
$209.00 Practical Blade
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