Battlecry Culloden Basket-Hilt Sword


This one-handed sword has a sharpened, 1065 high carbon steel blade. Features an intricate steel basket guard and a wooden grip covered in real ray skin with a decorative silver metal wire. Overall: 39-1/2 inches.
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The basket-hilted sword rose in popularity during the 16th century and its basic design is still used by a plethora of parade swords of armed forces throughout the world. This particular cut and thrust type of design truly began to take hold during the English Civil War and over the next century found many variations of regional styles, especially throughout Northern England and Scotland.

Our Battlecry version is taken from a design that could have seen action at the Battle of Culloden in 1746. The blade is made of 1065 high carbon steel, which has had the darkened, battle-worn finish applied to it along with the hilt fittings. The intricate steel basket guard is adorned with circular and diamond-shaped cutouts and expertly executed grooving. The wooden grip has been covered in real ray skin and a decorative silver metal wire. Black wool lines the basket.

This famous one-handed sword comes sharp and includes a matching leather scabbard with belt stop and adjustable leather frog.


Attribute name Attribute value
Overall 39-1/2”
Blade Length 33"
Weight 2 lbs/14 oz
Material 1065 High Carbon Steel
Edge Sharpened


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Good and practical sword
Very sturdy and well balanced. I bought this more for the sword balance than for the dark looks (removed the black from the blade with a de-bluing agent and sand-paper). I had hoped to order one for a friend; sorry to see that this product discontinued.
- William, August 26, 2021 | Verified Purchase
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Beautiful sword
This sword is a design from the 18th century and is a beautiful fighting replica of those Scottish swords.  This model even came sharpened!  The sword's weight is not too much to wield.  Overall, a great sword.
- Les, December 11, 2020 | Verified Purchase
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Well balanced and a quality sword.  The hanger is also made quite well and works nicely with this sword
- Nathan, December 08, 2020 | Verified Purchase
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Grab one while you can!
The Battlecry Culloden is becoming more and more scarce. I highly recommend this piece as a viable alternative to the overpriced (and frankly somewhat boring) comparable Cold Steel and Hanwei offerings of the typical red tassle.....Scottish basket hilt. I also trust the quality control with Windlass Battlecry line products. I should know, I own them all.  So scoop one of these while you can and be confident that it will tolerate some abuse if need be!
- Jarod, June 12, 2020 | Verified Purchase
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Outstanding Version of Traditional Blade!
Received this sword yesterday, and I couldn't be more pleased with it. The construction is outstanding, the balance and feel are perfect, and its more modern finish makes it ruthlessly effective and practical. I am very happy with this purchase, and the Battlecry line of products in general. I'm glad I talked myself into buying this, because I would've regretted missing out! For anyone that is looking for a practical Scottish basket-hilt that values functionality above everything, this is the blade for you!
- Christian, March 28, 2018
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