The longsword, a quintessential European weapon, is notable for its cruciform hilt and a versatile two-handed, straight double-edged blade. Flourishing during the late medieval and Renaissance periods (circa 1350 to 1550), its usage spanned from the 13th to the 17th centuries. In this era, it was often referred to as the bastard sword. The handle is elegantly crafted from wood, wrapped in leather, and complemented with Damascus steel bolsters, paired with a handmade leather sheath.
- Steel Type: Crafted from high carbon 1095 steel, known for its superior edge retention and hardness.
- Carbon Content: Contains .95% carbon, one of the highest in sword-making steels, compared to the more common 1045 steel with .45% carbon.
- Hardness: Rated at 56-58 HRC, balancing sharpness and durability.
- Flexibility Enhancement: To counter its natural rigidity, the sword undergoes clay tempering. This technique involves applying clay to the blade except at the edge, allowing for differential cooling during quenching. This process retains the blade's sharp edge while enhancing the overall flexibility, crucial for withstanding high-impact collisions.
- Handle Material: Wood with Damascus Steel Bolsters.
- Available Lengths: 55", 65", 75", 85", 95".
- Rockwell Hardness: 56-58 HRC.
- Sheath: Leather Sheath included.
- Blade Material: 1095 Steel.
Customization and Delivery
- Made to Order: Each sword is meticulously handcrafted upon order.
- Delivery Time: Please allow up to two months or more for delivery, ensuring a piece of unmatched quality and craftsmanship.
This longsword is not only a functional piece of weaponry but also a piece of historical art, perfect for enthusiasts and collectors who value the finesse and legacy of traditional European swords.