English Backsword

Cold Steel® is proud to add its interpretation of a 17th century English Mortuary Hilt Sword to the line-up. Inspired by historical examples, this nimble single-handed sword is fast and lively in the hand and a sheer delight to train with. Able to land a decisive blow even when cutting fast from the wrist, this beautiful sword has already proven to be very popular among Cold Steel®'s crew, who have proclaimed it to be one of their favorite one-handed cutters. More information...

€423,00 excl. VAT
In stock 2 pcs
Item physically stored in our Warehouse in Kadan
, dispatch on 28-May-2024

English Backsword

  • Material: 1055 high carbon steel
  • Overall length: approx. 97.8cm
  • Handle length: approx. 16.5cm
  • Blade length: approx. 81.3cm
  • Blade thickness: approx. 6mm
  • Weight: approx. 1338 g
  • Including leather scabbard with steel fittings
  • Cold Steel® Product No.: 88SEB

What a brave weapon is a short sharp light sword, to carry, to draw, to be nimble withal, to strike, to cut, to thrust both strong and quick - Paradoxes of Defense, George Silver, 1599.

Made from 1055 high carbon steel and supplied with a mild patina to give an 'antiqued' finish, each English Backsword is fully sharpened and supplied complete with an ornate leather and steel scabbard. An excellent addition to the collection of any Historical European Martial Artist or Historical Reenactor.

1055 High Carbon Steel

The carbon content and lean alloy of this shallow hardening steel make this a very sturdy material that avoids a lot of the brittleness commonly associated with higher carbon materials. Particularly suited to blades requiring impact resistance, it's often seen in large fixed blades and swords.

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