Backswords, diverse and versatile, are imbued with a rich history that sparks intrigue. While some may classify them as a type of broadsword, others align them more with the sabre family. The one unifying feature among all backswords is their single-edged blade. These swords found favor among infantrymen, owing to their simplistic design and cost-effective manufacturing process. The cavalry style backsword, which emerged as the preferred variant by the 18th century, was admired for its straight, slender blade, tapered to a non-lethal point. Our backsword is designed in this classic cavalry style.
Superior Blade Construction
Crafted from pattern welded Damascus steel, our backsword is a testament to robust engineering. The blade is a product of 11 pieces of steel, folded five times to form a total of 352 layers. The steel is heat-treated and folded carbon steel, providing an ideal balance of hardness and durability, evident in its Rockwell hardness rating of 55 to 56 HRC. The blade is primarily composed of 1095 steel - the highest carbon-content steel utilized in sword-making. The fusion of these steel layers results in a formidable sword, capable of maintaining a razor-sharp edge and withstanding intense impacts - the embodiment of the perfect sword. This backsword comes with a sturdy leather sheath for protection.
Handle Material: Premium Leather
Overall Length: 37"
Rockwell Hardness: 55-56 HRC
Number of Layers: 352
Sheath: Durable Leather Sheath
- 6 Pieces of Carbon Steel #43 and #40
- 5 Pieces of High Carbon Steel 1095
- 1st Fold: 11x2=22 Layers
- 2nd Fold: 222=44 Layers
- 3rd Fold: 442=88 Layers
- 4th Fold: 882=176 Layers
- 5th Fold: 1762=352 Layers
Experience the blend of history and superior craftsmanship with our Cavalry-style Backsword.