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 44" 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: Stag Horn with Damascus Steel Bolsters
Overall Length: 44"
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/ Greatsword Sword/ Bastard Sword- High Carbon Damascus Steel Sword- 44"
This is such an incredible sword. The steel is pattern welded and is absolutely beautiful. It looks like they pattern weld and fold the steel which makes the amazing design you can see but also fold it so it looks laddered. The handle is real antler and it shows in the feel. It is a 1.75 handled sword (I have big hands since I am 6'6") but I was still able to comfortably hold it. Overall, this is the sword I always wanted.
The service Brian provided was as nice as the sword is beautiful. I had a lot of questions and he was immensely helpful. The sword has beautifully patterned steel, a lovely guard and the handle is actually real bone. I thought it would just look like bone but it was real. That was a pleasant surprise. I am new to sword collecting and this is my first piece, but I cannot imagine other swords are this nice. I will be buying again in the future. Lastly, ask Brian for coupons. I actually wanted the claymore version of this sword but I was steered here by the coupon and I am very happy I did.