The longsword, also known as long sword or long-sword, is a type of European sword characterized by a cruciform hilt with a two handed with a straight double-edged blade. This longsword, can also be described as a kings sword, or king sword, due to its elegant design. The longsword was prevalent during the late medieval and Renaissance periods (approximately 1350 to 1550), with early and late use reaching the 13th and 17th centuries. The term bastard sword is used to identify the longsword during the late medieval and Renaissance period. To be defined as a longsword sword, the sword must be between 33"-45". This bastard sword measures 41". The blade is 33" and the handle is 8". The handle is steel with steel bolsters. It is finished with a handmade leather sheath.
The sword is made from Pattern welded Damascus steel. Pattern welded Damascus steel is a hard heat treated, folded carbon steel. There are 11 pieces of steel, folded five times, making 352 layers. The steel is the perfect combination of hardness and durability with a Rockwell hardness rating between 55 and 56 HRC. High carbon damascus steel must contain layers of high carbon steel. The high carbon steel we use is 1095 steel which is the highest content carbon steel used in swords. The combination of the steel layers creates a sword that is strong enough to hold a powerful edge while having the strength and flexibility to withstand powerful collisions. This makes the perfect steel for swords. The handle is wood with brass bolsters. It comes with a leather sheath.
Handle Material: Steel with Brass Bolsters
Overall Length: 41"
Rockwell Hardness: 55-56 HRC
Number of layers: 352
Sheath: Leather sheath
Blade Material: Damascus steel
6 Pieces of Carbon Steel #43 and #40
5 Pieces of High Carbon Steel 1095
1st Fold- 11x2=22 Layers
2nd Fold- 22*2=44 Layers
3rd Fold- 44*2=88 Layers
4th Fold- 88*2=176 Layers
5th Fold- 176*2=352 Layers
Longsword/ Bastard Sword- High Carbon Damascus Steel Sword- 41"
I bought this blade for my grandson for Christmas. He loves this one the best of all the different knives and swords the he owns.
He received his sword Christmas and he loved it and appreciated the quality.
This is a beautiful sword one of my favorites from 12 I’ve purchased from Battling Blades, heavy, sharp and very attractive. A great value for the price.