Bastard Sword Description
The Bastard Sword, or longsword, also known as long sword or long-sword, is a type of European sword characterized by a cruciform hilt with a two handed with a straight double-edged blade. The longsword was prevalent during the late medieval and Renaissance periods (approximately 1350 to 1550), with early and late use reaching the 13th and 17th centuries. The term bastard sword is used to identify the longsword during the late medieval and Renaissance period. This bastard sword was designed to replicate bastard swords from the late 13th century and is 29" long.
The 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 and horn with Damascus steel bolsters. It comes with a leather sheath.
Handle Material: Wood with Damascus Steel Bolsters
Overall Length: 27"
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
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
Bastard Sword / Longsword- High Carbon Damascus Steel Sword- 27"
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.