Basket Hilt Broadswords

Offering greater protection to the hand with a basket-shaped guard, the basket hilt broadsword served as a military sword in the 16th through 18th centuries, contrasting the slim dueling rapier worn during the same period by civilians. Various forms of this Renaissance sword are known as basket hilt backswords, schiavona swords, and Scottish broadswords. While the terms broadsword and backsword did not appear until the Victorian era, they are used in present day to distinguish between double-edged and single-edged basket hilted swords, respectively. At Buying a Sword, we provide an excellent selection of historical sword replicas, including a fine assortment of basket hilted broadswords. These Renaissance broadswords are available in functional and decorative sword designs, making them ideal for re-enactors and weapon collectors.
Basket-Hilt Broadsword
SH2002
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.
Price: $475.00
Brass Basket Hilt Claymore
500922
The pierced basket-hilt is a faithful reproduction of one found on the Culloden Moor. The fully tempered high carbon steel blade is of the typical fullered, double-edge, broadsword pattern favored by highlanders of the 1740s.
Price: $285.00
1851 Pattern Basket Hilted Broadsword
SNB8
The 1851 Pattern Basket-hilt Broadsword was standard officer issue in the Highland regiments from Victorian to modern times. It has an etched blade with the George V cipher. The red basket liner and pommel make it an attractive piece.
Price: $269.00
Basket-Hilt Backsword
SH2003
Early highland swords almost invariably carried the double-edged broadsword blade, but by the time of the Battle of Culloden in 1746 the single-edged backsword was at least equal in popularity.
Price: $485.00
Scottish Sword
ZS-911786
This is a replica of an 18th century basket hilt sword with great attention paid to the balance, ornate hilt, and sheath. The blade of the sword is stainless steel with an unsharpened edge, so it is safe to carry and display.
Price: $67.00
On Sale For: $60.30
Scottish Broad Sword
ZS-910882
This is a replica of an 18th C. Scottish Broad Sword with great attention paid to the balance, ornate hilt, and sheath. The blade of the sword is stainless steel with an unsharpened edge. The overall length of the sword is 41 inches.
Price: $67.50
On Sale For: $60.75
Scottish Broadsword
07-88SB
A Scottish broadsword, with its long, two-edged blade and distinctive basket hilt, when combined with targe and dirk, has proven to be more than a match for enemy soldiers on battlefields the world over.
Price: $399.99
On Sale For: $320.00
Culloden Scottish Basket Hilt Sword
AH-3240
As swords changed in Southern Europe across the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, so too did they change in the North. This Culloden Scottish Basket Hilt Sword is an example of what the typical sword would have looked like in Scotland.
Price: $156.00
Brass Basket Hilt Scottish Sword
AH-3291
The basket hilt sword developed alongside the rapier, and was often dubbed a broadsword in comparison. This Brass Basket Hilt Scottish Sword is, by name and style, of the Scottish origin, where heavier swords were more favored.
Price: $180.00
Eglinton Scottish Basket Hilt Sword
501435
Originating from a mid-18th century Scottish back sword design, the Eglinton Scottish Basket Hilt Sword has been traditionally identified by the portrait of an officer called The Pinch of Snuff, attributed to William Delacour.
Price: $295.00
Silver Basket Hilt Scottish Sword
AH-3290
The basket hilt sword developed alongside the rapier, and was often dubbed a broadsword in comparison. This Silver Basket Hilt Scottish Sword is, by name and style, of the Scottish origin, where heavier swords were favored for dueling.
Price: $180.00
Cromwell Sword
SH1049
Oliver Cromwell was a powerful figure in English history during and after the English Civil War, when he rose from the rank of Captain of Horse to Lord Protector of England. Show off your interest with this Cromwell Sword.
Price: $510.00
Man at Arms English Backsword
07-88SEB
A modern interpretation of the 17th century English mortuary hilt sword, the Man at Arms English Backsword is fast and lively in the hand and a sheer delight to use for training. The single-handed sword feels nimble and strong.
Price: $399.99
On Sale For: $320.00
Mortuary Sword
SH2076
Used by cavalry during the English Civil War, the name of the mortuary sword derived after the execution of well loved King Charles I. This Mortuary Sword features a similar ornate design to those used in seventeenth century Europe.
Price: $310.00
Practical Basket Hilt Broadsword
SH2059
While the rapier was the dueling sword of the Renaissance, the basket hilt sword was used both by military and civilians. The Practical Basket Hilt Broadsword is chic, lightweight, and durable for your Renaissance themed reenactment.
Price: $350.00
Mortuary Half Basket Hilt Sword
501512
Used by cavalry during the English Civil War, the mortuary sword features a half basket hilt. The Mortuary Half Basket Hilt Sword has very close ties to the English basket hilt and is an ancestor of 18th century cavalry sabers.
Price: $265.00