Backsword

Primary Material: Tempered Steel Also called a ‘broadsword’. A strait bladed, usually single edged military cut-and-thrust weapon, often with enhanced hand protection such as a basket or cage hilt. Used initially by cavalry, it was known as a 'backsword' because it was hung over the back by cavalry soldiers so that it wouldn't slap the thigh while galloping. Normally single-edged though sometimes featuring a partial false-edge. Used in the late Renaissance through the 19th century, primarily as a cavalry weapon. Backsword variants included the basket-hilt claymore, and the hanger. A basket hilt on any sword can be used to strike with, and may be treated as an extra-heavy knuckleduster (Damage 1-6 B/B) which is available for use at grapple range

Attack Types
Weapon Size Reach Speed
Defense Base Damage All Primary AP Bonus Grapple Bonus Hardness HP
Backsword M 3 3 5 1 - 8 SCP C 0 0 10 5