Greatsword: A Testament to Medieval Power and Precision
Behold the greatsword, an embodiment of martial prowess and medieval craftsmanship. Renowned as a two-handed longsword, the greatsword distinguishes itself with its sheer size and necessity for two-handed operation, akin to the legendary claymore.
- Design & History: Bearing a cruciform hilt, the greatsword comes with a straight, double-edged blade. Its prominence rose during the late medieval and Renaissance periods, stretching from the 13th to the 17th centuries, capturing the essence of European martial artistry.
- Dimensions: With a commanding presence, this sword measures an impressive 45" in length.
- Material: This sword is forged from Pattern-welded Damascus steel, celebrated for its heat-treated and folded carbon essence.
- Construction: Incorporating 11 steel pieces folded meticulously five times, the blade boasts 352 intricate layers.
- Hardness & Durability: Sporting a Rockwell hardness rating of 55-56 HRC, the blade uses 1095 steel, known for its high carbon content. This ensures a robust edge while retaining the flexibility to withstand forceful impacts.
- Handle: Crafted for a comfortable grip, the handle is a blend of metal and leather, complemented by brass bolsters.
- Sheath: A protective leather sheath accompanies the sword, ensuring both safety and style.
Detailed Blade Composition
- Damascus Steel Blade:
- Carbon Steel: 6 Layers (#43 and #40)
- High Carbon Steel: 5 Layers (1095)
- Layering Sequence:
- 1st Fold: 22 Layers
- 2nd Fold: 44 Layers
- 3rd Fold: 88 Layers
- 4th Fold: 176 Layers
- 5th Fold: 352 Layers
Greatsword: Dive deep into history and experience the power of the Two-Handed Longsword - a High Carbon Damascus Steel marvel spanning 45". A masterpiece for collectors and enthusiasts alike.
Love this sword. I noticed a small knick towards the point of the blade but it is hardly noticeable unless you follow the edging all the way. The design on the blade is gorgeous and overall this is extremely well made. I will be purchasing other blades in the future. Well done.
Greatsword- Two Handed Longsword - High Carbon Damascus Steel - 45"