Bastard Sword: A Relic of Chivalry
Delve into the rich tapestry of European martial history with the Bastard Sword, colloquially known as the longsword. This iconic blade, adorned with a cruciform hilt and a straight double-edged blade, remains synonymous with the valiant knights of the late medieval and Renaissance eras, spanning roughly from the 13th to 17th centuries. Drawing inspiration from authentic late 13th-century designs, this 27" replica masterfully echoes the craftsmanship and aura of its legendary predecessors.
Blade Excellence: Crafted meticulously from Pattern welded Damascus steel, this sword embodies strength and finesse. Comprising 11 select pieces of steel, folded intricately five times, the blade showcases 352 distinct layers. Exhibiting a Rockwell hardness rating of 55-56 HRC, its composition emphasizes both durability and sharpness. The high carbon content, sourced from the finest 1095 steel, ensures an edge of unmatched precision while retaining the flexibility to endure intense duels. The hilt, a graceful merger of wood and horn, is further embellished with Damascus steel bolsters. Each sword is complemented with a premium leather sheath, ensuring both protection and style.
- Handle: Wood, accentuated with Damascus Steel Bolsters
- Overall Length: 27"
- Rockwell Hardness: 55-56 HRC
- Layers: 352 in a Damascus pattern
- Sheath: Handcrafted leather
- 6 layers of Carbon Steel (#43 & #40)
- 5 layers of Premium High Carbon Steel 1095
- Achieved through meticulous folding, revealing 352 layers in total
This a great 1 handed short sword. It feels great in my hand, well balanced and light enough to wield with 1 hand. Beautiful damascus blade compliments the looks and feel of this weapon. Very happy with my purchase. Thank you.
The blade came well sharpened and the hand made scabbard fits perfectly with the blade. The only problem is my sword came with the pummel and handle not quite aligned making 2 handed use uncomfortable but for the price I can't complain. Overall I think it's a great deal.
I purchased this sword, and could not be more pleased! It is exactly constructed to specifications although being hand made! Balanced perfectly, and exactly what I expected! Strong, durable, and plenty of flex to the blade, a true value for your money! I would recommend this sword to any serious collector, or enthusiast.