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. This longsword is 37" long.
The longsword 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 with a Rockwell Hardness of 55-56 HRC. The handle is wood with Damascus steel bolsters. It comes with a leather sheath, and has 352 layers.
Handle Material: Wood with Brass Bolsters
Overall Length: 37"
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- 37"
The sword was of excellent quality, had problem with the scabbard. Brian rectified the problem immediately. Then had an issue with the shipper, Brian was helpful and accommodating in resolving that issue. The next time I need to order a sword, Battling Blades would be my go to. Thank you for all you assistance
Beautiful sword. Feels nice in the hands. I will order more in the future.
I got the sword for my brother, who lives in Canada, I'm in the U.S. everything went through just fine! And my brother's reaction..."it's awsome! The best birthday gift ever!" And that's coming from a man who's black belted in many of the martial arts, and already has an incredible sword collection! Thank you for the great quality and craftsmanship. And most of all, for warming my brother's heart! Daniel E. Frank