The Darksword Norman Medieval Sword has a differentially-tempered blade of high carbon steel. The edge has been tempered to 60 HRC to give it a dull-resistant edge and the core is tempered to 50 HRC to give it a flexing, break-resistant core. The crossguard and pommel are of steel and the grip is of wood with a layer of cord overlaid with brown leather. The scabbard is of wood wrapped over in brown leather. It has a steel chape to protect the tip from impact. The scabbard has an integrated sword belt of brown leather.
This Norman sword straddles the timespan between earlier Norman swords with blades that were nearly parallel to the tip and later Medieval swords which began to taper toward the tip. This sword may look like the swords that may have been wielded by the Normans and their descendents who took Sicily from the Moors and later went on the 1st Crusade.