The Black Knights Gothic Medieval Sword by Darksword Armory has been fitted with a blade of 5160 high carbon steel that has been dual-tempered to have a core hardness of 48-50 HRC and and edge hardness of 60 HRC. This differentially-tempered treatment creates a sword with a softer, break-resistant flexible core and a harder cutting edge.
The crossguard and pommel are of steel and the wooden grip is overlaid with brown leather for a grip. It comes with a wooden scabbard fitted over in brown leather with a steel chape to protect the tip from damage.
Darksword created the Black Knights Gothic Medieval Sword to have historical dimensions and handling of a late medieval arming sword with a touch of practical fantasy in the form of the crossguard. The crossguard is adeptly suited to trapping an opponents blade and the well-tapered profile of the blade is suitable for thrusting into weak points of armor and for splitting mail links. A blade of this type is a suitable design for a medieval sidearm for the late Medieval combatant who can expect to have to deal with armored foes in his travels.