The Back Sword was a type of European weapon known for having a single edged blade. Back Sword's feature a blade composed of triangular cross-sectioning that gives the back section of the blade a cutting edge (sometimes known as a False Edge). Developed in the 14th Century, they will become the first European Swords to feature a “knuckle guard”. They were considered cheap and easy to make (not requiring a Master Swordmaker). The will become very popular among Infantry soldiers. Often seen as a “secondary backup sword), in the early days of Cavalry. The Back Sword was around 35 to 45 inches long. They weighed about 3.5 to 4 pounds. The weapon was mostly carried in a scabbard.