Experience the power and elegance of the European Bastard sword, a symbol of medieval and Renaissance warfare. Distinguished by its cruciform hilt, one-handed grip, and straight double-edged blade, this exquisite weapon remains a testament to the valor of yesteryears. This bastard sword, also known as a "longsword" during the late medieval and Renaissance periods, extends 29" in length, complete with a 6" handle, offering optimal balance for its wielder.
Unyielding strength meets graceful design in the blade of this longsword, masterfully crafted from pattern welded Damascus steel. This high carbon steel, specifically 1095 steel, renowned for its superior hardness, undergoes heat treatment and five careful folds, resulting in an astounding 352 layers. This meticulous process provides the blade with a robust edge, while maintaining the flexibility necessary to withstand high impact. The result? A perfect blade for any sword, proudly bearing a Rockwell hardness rating of 55-56 HRC.
The handle, complementing the blade in both functionality and aesthetics, is made from sturdy wood, accented with Damascus steel bolsters. For safekeeping and ease of carrying, the longsword comes complete with a leather sheath.
- 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
- Layering Process: 1st Fold- 11x2=22 Layers; 2nd Fold- 222=44 Layers; 3rd Fold- 442=88 Layers; 4th Fold- 882=176 Layers; 5th Fold- 1762=352 Layers
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.