Basket Hilt Broadswords

Offering greater protection to the hand with their basket-shaped guards, basket hilt broadswords served as military weapons in the 16th through 18th centuries, contrasting with the slim dueling rapiers worn by civilians during the same time period. 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 historical reenactors and weapon collectors.
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Basket-Hilt Backsword

Item # 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.
$427.00

Basket-Hilt Broadsword

Item # 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.
$418.00

Brass Basket Hilt Scottish Sword

Item # 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.
$180.00

Man at Arms English Backsword

Item # 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.
$451.19 $360.95

Practical Basket Hilt Broadsword

Item # 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.
$308.00

Scottish Baskethilt Sword with Scabbard

Item # HW-701506
A Highlander or Scottish warrior may look incomplete without a sword at their side. Add the Scottish Baskethilt Sword with Scabbard to your costume. This decorative basket-hilt sword also looks great on a wall in your home or office.
$78.00

Scottish Broad Sword

Item # 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.
$83.00

Scottish Broadsword

Item # 07-88SB
Based on the traditional weapon of the highland clansman that has sown fear into the hearts of Englishmen for centuries, the Scottish Broadsword has a long, two-edged blade and a distinctive basket hilt wrapped in blued steel wire.
$478.69 $382.95

Scottish Sword

Item # 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.
$71.50

Silver Basket Hilt Scottish Sword

Item # 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.
$180.00