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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.

This Cold Steel® sword is an 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.

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 SteelThe 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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English Backsword

  • Overall length: approx. 97.8 cm
    Handle length: approx. 16.5 cm
    Blade length: approx. 81.3 cm
    Blade thickness: approx. 6 mm
    Weight: approx. 1338 g