1760 Baskethilt Backsword.
(Historical Replica)
The 1760 Baskethilt Backsword is replicated from period pieces in the collection of the Royal Armouries in England. This sword has an unusual basket with twin engraved "horned beastie" plaques and a blade with twin fullers running most of its length. 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. Again the original blade is German in origin but the blade and hilt are contemporary. The backswords have wire-wrapped ray skin handles and red cloth covered leather basket liners. 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)
Antique Finish
Blade length:  32 ½".
Handle length: 6 ½".
Overall:  39".

Weight:  2 lbs. 9 oz.
Steel Finish
Blade length:  32½".
Handle length: 6 ½".
Overall:  39".

Weight:  2 lbs. 9 oz.
Practical Blade
Blade length:  33".
Handle length: 6 ½".
Overall:  39 ½".

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