This longsword is based on a fine 15th Century example kept within the collection of the National Museum of Medieval Art in Paris. The blade is forged from tempered C60 high carbon steel (a steel with properties similar to 1060 high carbon steel) and has a diamond cross section to give it a good compromise between the cut and thrust. The robust crossguard and pommel are crafted from blued steel and the wooden grip is carefully bound in tightly-fitted red leather. A leather rainguard chape on the guard completes the hilt and the blade is solidly anchored into the hilt with a peen over the pommel.
The sword is matched with a wood-core scabbard which is wrapped in matched leather with stitched construction. Its locket and chape are made from matched blued steel.
jmembry (verified owner) –
I had high hopes for Deepeeka’s “new & improved” line, and for this new version of the Cluny sword. Sadly, this sword was a disappointment. The big issue was the blade. The hardware & scabbard were fine, but the blade was an absolute mess. This thing was wavy as a lake in high winds. And, there as a narrowing in the width in one place on one edge. Looked like someone accidentally set the edge on the wheel end of a belt grinder and ground a depression in the edge. I sharpen my own blades using a belt grinder, and this one was a lot of work, trying to compensate for all the issues with the blade. I finally got a nice edge on it, but the only way I could get that depression out of the one edge would be to re-shape the blade. It looks better after sharpening, but it’s still noticeable.
I guess quality control will never be Deepeeka’s strong suit. I”m not sure I can lay down my money for another of their swords, certainly not as long as they keep churning out this kind of trash.