The short sword is a type of European sword characterized by a cruciform hilt with a one handed with a straight double-edged blade. It differs from the longsword by the length of the grip and blade. The short sword 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 short sword is 28" 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 with a Rockwell Hardness of 55-56 HRC. The handle is wood with Damascus steel bolsters. It comes with a leather sheath, and has 352 layers.
Handle Material: Wood with Brass Bolsters
Overall Length: 28"
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
Short Sword- High Carbon Damascus Steel - 28"
These swords are such good quality and beautifully crafted. Damascus Steel is such a wonderful medium, and looks fabulous when finished. Great for ceremonial use, or a statement piece. Be careful, they are sharp. Look forward to ordering again!
Short Sword- High Carbon Damascus Steel Sword- 28"- Longsword/ Bastard Sword