Falchion swords varied widely in style across continent and throughout time. Falchion swords were commonly regarded as the most expensive sword of their era. Commonly falchions are shaped very much like a large meat cleaver. This style originates from the 13th and 14th centuries. The majority of the depictions in art reflect a design similar to that of the großes Messer. This blade style was influenced by the Turko-Mongol sabers that had reached the borders of Europe by the 13th century.
The gladius 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 wood with brass bolsters. It comes with a leather sheath.
Overall Length: 38"
Blade Material: Damascus Steel
Handle Material: Wood with Brass Bolsters
Rockwell Hardness: 56-58 HRC
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
*May take up to six weeks to arrive
Falchion Sword- High Carbon Damascus Steel Sword- 38"- Curved Sword