The longsword, often termed as the long sword or long-sword, stands as an emblematic testament to European martial arts and history. Its signature cruciform hilt and the two-handed grip design, coupled with a straight double-edged blade, harkens back to the tales of chivalry from the late medieval to the Renaissance era. Having its golden age span from the 13th to the 17th centuries, the longsword bore other names as well, one of the most iconic being the 'bastard sword' during the late medieval and Renaissance period.
This particular Dragon Sword is a tribute to the intricate designs and superior craftsmanship of the 13th century, captured beautifully in its 29" length.
A Blade Worthy of Legends
At the heart of this masterpiece lies the Pattern-welded Damascus steel, known through the ages for its distinctive patterns resembling flowing water or whirlpools. The blade, a testament to patience and precision, is a product of heat-treated, folded carbon steel derived from 11 pieces and folded meticulously five times, amassing 352 layers. Boasting a Rockwell hardness rating between 55 and 56 HRC, it's a blade that promises durability and an unyielding edge.
The high carbon 1095 steel present in its constitution speaks of its legacy, for it's the highest carbon content steel typically used in swordsmithing. This melding of steel layers births a blade, sharp enough to cleave and robust enough to weather powerful blows.
Design and Details
Handle: A fusion of wood and horn, accented with Damascus steel bolsters, ensures not only a firm grip but also lends a regal look to the sword.
Sheath: Crafted from high-quality leather, it ensures that the blade is not only protected but carried with elegance.
- Carbon Steel: 6 pieces of #43 and #40
- High Carbon Steel: 5 pieces of 1095
- 1st Fold: 22 Layers
- 2nd Fold: 44 Layers
- 3rd Fold: 88 Layers
- 4th Fold: 176 Layers
- 5th Fold: 352 Layers
Its a Great length to use and No Cracks or Chips in it that i could see. Overall Its beautiful and great Addition to my collection.
Good sword, but had some small chips in the blad.