Executioner's Sword: The Guillotine Sword - An Instrument of Justice and Fate
Unveiling the 49" Executioner's Sword, a majestic representation of judicial power from the annals of history. This meticulous recreation echoes the solemn responsibility borne by the executioner. Designed solely for delivering justice through decapitation, this guillotine sword speaks volumes of the grim yet necessary role it played in maintaining order within the realm.
Blade Craftsmanship: A Legacy of 1095 Steel The blade is forged from the acclaimed 1095 steel, revered for its exceptional hardness and sharpness retention. With a carbon composition of 0.95%, this high carbon steel stands superior to its contemporaries like the 1045 steel, which hosts a mere 0.45% carbon content. A Rockwell hardness rating of 56-58 HRC underlines the blade's undeniable promise of a clean, singular strike - a pledge of mercy amidst the inevitable justice.
The 1095 steel, while excellent in retaining an edge, leans towards brittleness. To counter this, an age-old technique of clay tempering is employed. The clay, applied generously across the blade, serves as an insulative layer during quenching, slowing down the cooling rate and consequently softening the steel. This meticulous process ensures that the blade's edge remains razor-sharp while the rest of the blade embodies flexibility, an essence of engineering genius from the dark days of justice.
Design: A Solemn Tribute to The Judiciary of Old Modelled after a legendary French guillotine sword, this 49" manifestation bears a solemn design reflecting its sole purpose. Its handle, crafted from wood, hosts the wielder's grip as the sword prepares to deliver the final verdict. The quillons are straight, modest in design, while the pommel, often pear-shaped or faceted, adds a subtle touch of aesthetics, perhaps to soften the grim visage of justice being served.
The leather sheath that accompanies the sword is not just a protective cover but a symbol of authority and respect towards the power the sword holds.
- Handle Material: Wood
- Overall Length: 49"
- Rockwell Hardness: 56-58 HRC
- Sheath: Genuine Leather Sheath
- Blade Material: 1095 Steel, Clay Tempered
Inscriptions of History: Owning this executioner's sword is not just an acquisition of a historic weapon, but a deep dive into the pages of judicial history. A narrative from the 17th-century Europe told through a blend of steel, wood, and leather, narrating tales of justice served and fate sealed.
Executioner's Sword- Guillotine Sword- High Carbon 1095 Steel