Our Bastard Sword, often referred to as a longsword, is a masterful representation of the iconic European blades renowned for their double-edged prowess. This sword, characterized by its cruciform hilt and two-handed grip, echoes the mastery of weaponry prevalent during the late medieval and Renaissance periods, from the 13th to the 17th centuries. As a faithful homage to the craftsmanship of that era, this replica bastard sword measures 29 inches in length, mirroring the dimensions of its historic counterparts.
The blade of this masterpiece is crafted from pattern-welded Damascus steel, renowned for its formidable strength and flexibility. This unique blend of steel results from folding 11 pieces of carbon steel five times, culminating in a total of 352 meticulously layered patterns. The blade's composition features a strategic combination of the highest carbon-content steel, 1095, along with additional layers of Carbon Steel #43 and #40. This complex layering process yields a blade that holds a sharp, enduring edge, while maintaining the resilience to endure high-impact collisions. The Rockwell hardness rating between 55 and 56 HRC attests to the superior hardness and durability of this magnificent weapon.
Handle and Sheath Details
Our Bastard Sword is as visually impressive as it is functional, with a handle composed of wood and horn and complemented by Damascus steel bolsters, adding to its historic appeal. The sword is accompanied by a leather sheath, designed to protect your blade and facilitate easy transport.
- Handle Material: Wood and horn, accented with Damascus Steel Bolsters
- Overall Length: 29 inches
- Rockwell Hardness: 55-56 HRC
- Number of Steel Layers: 352
- Sheath Material: Genuine leather
- Blade Material: Damascus steel, incorporating:
- 6 Pieces of Carbon Steel #43 and #40
- 5 Pieces of High Carbon Steel 1095
- Layering Pattern:
- 1st Fold: 22 Layers
- 2nd Fold: 44 Layers
- 3rd Fold: 88 Layers
- 4th Fold: 176 Layers
- 5th Fold: 352 Layers
Our Bastard Sword / Longsword is a testament to the timeless design and formidable power of these historic weapons, realized in high carbon Damascus steel. Experience the thrill of wielding a 29" piece of history.
Beautifully crafted short sword. The Damascus blade is straight and true. The balance is good. It could use a little more weight on the pommel to balance out the weight of the blade but it’s still light enough to wield with one hand. It’s also a good looking sword. Very happy with my purchase.
Beautiful sword and very well made. My grandson loves it.