Norman Longsword Description
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. More specifically, the Norman Longsword stemmed from the Viking Spatha in the 10th-13th centuries. This sword evolved into the knightly sword. 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"-43". This bastard sword measures 36". The blade is 30" and the handle is 6". The handle is wood wrapped in leather with Damascus steel bolsters. It is finished with a handmade leather sheath.
The 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. The handle is made of traditionally styled wood. It comes with a leather sheath.
Handle Material: Wood
Overall Length: 38"
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
Norman Longsword- High Carbon Damascus Steel Sword- 36"
This sword is very well constructed. The pattern weld looks very good, and I did a few cut tests, during which the sword held up well. This was not a problem for me, but be aware that the handle is flatter than it appears to be in the pictures, due to the angle at which they were taken. I really love this sword, you can watch a full video review here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dXJR1eOEQFk
The first sword I got was cracked, but they were super quick with making an exchange. Shipping was also great.