The backsword encompass a wide variety of swords. Some define it as a type of broadsword, while others believe it is a type of sabre. Some backswords have blades similar to a sabre, curved and pointed, while others have straight, blunt blades with basket hilts. The only commonality is that all backswords have single edged blades. Backswords became popular with infantry due to their ease and low cost of production. In the beginning of the 17th century, backswords were the secondary weapon of European cavalry and had a straight, slim blade with a blunted tip. By the 18th century, most backswords were considered to be of this style. Due to the range in styles, backswords can range in weight and length.
The sword is made from Pattern welded Damascus steel. Pattern welded Damascus steel is a hard heat treated, folded carbon steel. There are 11 pieces of steel, folded five times, making 352 layers. The steel is the perfect combination of hardness and durability with a Rockwell hardness rating between 55 and 56 HRC. High carbon damascus steel must contain layers of high carbon steel. The high carbon steel we use is 1095 steel which is the highest content carbon steel used in swords. The combination of the steel layers creates a sword that is strong enough to hold a powerful edge while having the strength and flexibility to withstand powerful collisions. This makes the perfect steel for swords. The handle is wood with brass bolsters. It comes with a leather sheath.
Handle Material: Wood with Brass Bolsters
Overall Length: 36"
Rockwell Hardness: 55-56 HRC
Number of layers: 352
Sheath: Leather sheath
Blade Material: Damascus steel
6 Pieces of Carbon Steel #43 and #40
5 Pieces of High Carbon Steel 1095
1st Fold- 11x2=22 Layers
2nd Fold- 22*2=44 Layers
3rd Fold- 44*2=88 Layers
4th Fold- 88*2=176 Layers
5th Fold- 176*2=352 Layers
Backsword - High Carbon Damascus Steel Sword-36" Battle Ready Pirate Sword- Swashbuckling Sword