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. 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 longsword measures 38". The handle is wood wrapped in leather with Damascus steel bolsters. It is finished with a handmade leather sheath.
The longsword is made from Pattern welded Damascus steel. Pattern welded Damascus steel scimitar 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 wrapped in leather with Damascus steel bolsters. It comes with a leather sheath.
Handle Material: Wood with Damascus Steel Bolsters
Overall Length: 38"
Rockwell Hardness: 56-58 HRC
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 1095 Steel Sword With Clay Temper- 38"
Beautiful well made sword
A true sword of honor. This unique Battling Blade was designed to capture the strength of its representative history.
Eventhough not particularly designed for actual battle, it is very sharp and strong.
Definitely considered a DEADLY WEAPON if placed into the wrong hands.
Today the sword is on a wall mounted hanger high above a family legacy coat of arms plaque in my study.
This will represent the strength and struggles my family endured as to become the direct descendant to Hy King Niall.
-Perhaps one of the most famous kings in the history of Ireland.
Our family coat of arms is laser etched at the strength of the blades core giving value to its existence.
I recommend this sword purchase as a treasure to anyone who wishe to create a family heirloom.
Sir. Ó Tuathaigh
Bought my husband an engraved sword to celebrate his Ph.D. Not only is the sword absolutely beautiful, and solid, but it's got a great heft and quality to craftsmanship that makes it excellent to show off! This isn't some fake novelty sword, this is the real deal. Excellent product for the cost, great value.