-- Backsword
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Time Period: 16th-18th century
Location: Europe
Common Construction: Steel

The backsword is a general term for a cavalry sword used in the 16th and 17th century, and early in the 18th century. The name is derived from how the sword was worn, on the rider's back. They can be straight or curved depending on the time period and location that the sword was made.

CE 16th Century, CE 17th Century, CE 18th Century, General Term, History, Medieval Europe, Sword, Weapon

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