Immerse yourself in the grandeur of medieval and Renaissance Europe with our intricately crafted red longsword. Standing at an impressive 44", this artifact is a faithful representation of the legendary 'bastard sword', a term used to describe longswords during the late medieval and Renaissance periods. It sports a double-edged straight blade with a cruciform hilt and a two-handed grip, wrapped in a fusion of wood and leather, and accentuated by steel bolsters for an assured grip.
The blade, measuring 44", is not just a piece of artistry, but also a marvel of metallurgical engineering. The blade owes its superior strength and razor-sharp edge to its 1095 steel composition, renowned for its high carbon content of .95%. This makes it harder and more enduring than most high carbon swords, allowing it to maintain its edge for longer.
However, the pure hardness of 1095 steel can compromise on flexibility, a trait as crucial as strength in a sword to prevent breakage upon impact. To address this, we employ an ancient clay tempering process. This process involves a thick layer of clay painted on the blade, insulating the parts that need to be softened, thus allowing them to cool slower during the quenching process. The result is a blade that pairs the strength of 1095 steel with the flexibility of tempered steel, providing an edge that is as sharp as it is durable.
To complete the package, our red longsword comes with a custom handmade leather sheath, adding both protection and an additional touch of elegance to this historical masterpiece.
Handle Material: Wood with Steel Bolsters
Overall Length: 44"
Rockwell Hardness: 56-58 HRC
Sheath: Handmade Leather Sheath
Blade Material: Clay Tempered 1095 Steel