The 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. To be defined as a longsword sword, the sword must be between 33"-45". This longsword measures 38". The handle is wood wrapped in leather with Damascus steel bolsters. It is finished with a handmade leather sheath.
The longsword is made from Pattern welded Damascus steel. Pattern welded Damascus steel scimitar 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 wrapped in leather with Damascus steel bolsters. It comes with a leather sheath.
Handle Material: Wood with Damascus Steel Bolsters
Overall Length: 38"
Rockwell Hardness: 56-58 HRC
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
Longsword/ Bastard Sword- High Carbon 1095 Steel Sword With Clay Temper- 38"
Longsword/ Bastard Sword- High Carbon Damascus Steel Sword With Clay Temper- 38"
I won't lie I had my doubts at first but this sword is solid for the price. Before buying I emailed some questions which were replied to very quickly and professionally, about the tang of the sword and once explained It crossed my mind I might be getting a cheap replica (again) also considering the price at which it would show up at my door. To my surprise I'm pulling a well preserved beautiful Damascus steel blade out of it's packaging, a solid piece of functional art to say the least. I look forward to completing the collection I have in mind and being able to do so without breaking the bank.