PROOF! drawing a SWORD from your BACK and why you would want to

Published on Oct 19, 2018 3,011,879 views

In this video I'll show you how to easily hang and draw a sword from your back using a special custom made scabbard or sheath and the reasons why this makes sense.

THE SEQUEL, more things you can do with a back scabbard: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8YAT...

How to build a back scabbard that works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZq8B...

Skallagrim's video on wearing a sword on your back: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHLG_...

Metatron's video on drawing a sword from the back: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hj-Bu...

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  • Shadiversity
    Shadiversity 7 месяцев назад (изменено) UPDATE: Full sequel video where I answer your questions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8YAT4KDSNs To answer a common question, yep, this scabbard can work with a backpack to account for the many adventurers wearing them, simply attach the scabbard to the same side of the backpack as your main hand with the scabbard's affixed belt and draw it from over your shoulder as normal. Skallagrim shows where you would want to attache the sword to a backpack in this video but he needs to drop the pack to draw it. If you used my scabbard design you could draw the sword without needing to take off the backpack. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNZL2yw0yAo&t
  • CavedMan Jim
    CavedMan Jim 7 месяцев назад Love your Castle Mate. Looks like it has a fine 'Throne' too. XD Gonna build an outhouse inspired by it, just for the lolz.
  • Ferretzim 86
    Ferretzim 86 7 месяцев назад Yeah, but he had a point. It's not exactly ideal to fight while wearing a backpack. Still, you can at least draw the sword with this scabbard if necessary, say if someone is acting suspicious, then drop the bag if you are planning on fighting. Now for the next question: How would you carry a flat roundshield on your back?
  • Boku
    Boku 7 месяцев назад shadiversity do a patent on it
  • Akaiyro K.
    Akaiyro K. 7 месяцев назад That's an awesome idea with this custom design, congrats! However, since you made it practical (with practice) to draw the sword with one hand, I wonder if you can also test another unusual thing from movies and games: Two short swords on the back! (and maybe draw them at the same time with each hand)
  • 竜虎Ryuko24
    竜虎Ryuko24 7 месяцев назад The biggest problem with a half sheath is that the sword is exposed to weathering and it would go dull rather quickly and if if the sword was made from materials prone to oxidization it would be very rusty.
  • SimulationEvolve
    SimulationEvolve 7 месяцев назад (изменено) Using a similar design couldn't you just have it on your left side and un-sheath + strike in a single motion?
  • dar'man beskar Ordo
    dar'man beskar Ordo 7 месяцев назад God bless you Shadiversity, I have been thinking about this for a while. I am studying mechanical engineering for several years now and I am Glad to see someone demonstrating a full sized sheath that works. Problem solving at it's finest! Well done good Sir.
  • Larry Dunn
    Larry Dunn 7 месяцев назад If you are at a place where you have to turn in your sword, you would hand in the scabbard.
  • CommandoDude
    CommandoDude 7 месяцев назад Honestly you could just have the sword in a normal scabbard and just, you know, pull the scabbard off your back and draw the sword while you do it. Yeah it's not as fast probably, but it's still not gunna be much hassle and you don't need a special scabbard for it. It's not like a back scabbard is locked to your back. Always makes me a bit confused people treat it like a permanent accessory. And if you're expecting a fight you could just move the scabbard to your hip too.
  • Stephan Brun
    Stephan Brun 7 месяцев назад The obvious solution to sitting down on a chair with a higher back is of course to take off your sword, same as all your back-worn gear. The point of a chair is to relax, after all, not to carry everything like you were on the march.
  • XR40
    XR40 7 месяцев назад Another method: Put it on your Left shoulder. Use a baldric. Attach the scabbard to it about 3-4 inches down from the mouth with a flexible knot. You draw or sheath it with your right hand, holding the scabbard-end with your left hand - Just like you do when the sword is mounted on your hip. This requires no special scabbard. I've literally been suggesting this for years, and constantly called a liar and a stupid kid (even though I've been doing it for 30+ years) - Simply because I don't make videos. Have to say it's really refreshing to see someone else actually bothering to think it through instead of just repeating what all the self-appointed experts say...
  • Barış ALTUN
    Barış ALTUN 7 месяцев назад Did you consider taking a patent of that? Or is it possible to apply for trademark for use in games and stuff?
  • Thrift E Gaming
    Thrift E Gaming 7 месяцев назад First of all, very cool Shad. As far as having to remove the sword because weapons aren't allowed somewhere, it seems like the obvious solution is just to unbuckle the scabbard and take off the whole thing. I think the far bigger problem is getting ATTACKED in a cramped area and not being able to get your weapon out. So the ideal adventurer weapon setup might be a longsword or ax on the back and then a smaller dirk or hatchet on the side that won't get in the way much and can function as a backup weapon when there isn't space to draw from the back (and of course the ax or hatchet also serves as a useful non-combat tool).
  • Thrift E Gaming
    Thrift E Gaming 7 месяцев назад You know, tabletop games don't really take environmental conditions into account much with combat rules. It might be kind of neat to have a system that does that more. You can take a scabbard on the hip but it puts you at a negative modifier to climbing, running, etc, or you can take one on the back which negates those modifiers but in enclosed spaces you have to pass a test just to successfully draw your weapon.
  • N Hansen
    N Hansen 7 месяцев назад Nobody is going to fight with a back pack on, not if they can help it. As for using the Scots as reference, they were notorious for dropping everything that was going to be in any way cumbersome prior to going into battle. That meant the packs, scabbards, and even the kilts wold get dropped.