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 29" long and holds a 6" handle.
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 is comes with a leather sheath, and has 352 layers.
Handle Material: Wood with Damascus Steel Bolsters
Overall Length: 29"
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- 29"
I am very satisfied with my purchase! Finally I feel like a Hobbit ready to put down any ork, goblin or giant spider.
I don't know much about swords, but the weight feels good and sharpening was very easy.
I stripped the oil it came in and recoated it to stop rust.
It is a bit uncomfortable to hold two handed, due to the sharp-cornered pommel and hand guard.
My next sword will be a true two-handed!
I absolutely love this sword. Sharpening it has been a challenge which just proves how good the steel is. The collateral beauty of the blade from multiple layers of steel is breathtaking. I’m officially ready for the zombies.