This Medieval Longsword and its scabbard are crafted by USA swordsmith Stephan Lockwood. The 6150 high carbon steel blade was sharpened and tempered to a hardness of 52-53 HRC. The guard and pommel are cast mild steel and the grip is poplar wood wrapped in cord and overlaid with tightly fitted leather.
Its companion scabbard is crafted from carved wood and the scabbard interior was lined with felt. The wood-core was wrapped in form-fitted leather and finished with a metal chape and interwoven straps with antiqued metal buckles intended to fit it to a belt. The sword belt is made from thick, but not stiff, leather and can be widely adjusted to fit the wearer with its antique-finished buckle. It is fitted with hanging straps to match the buckles on the scabbard; the placement of these straps can alter the hanging height and angle of the scabbard on the belt.
This longsword manages to stay agile and responsive whilst feeling solidly constructed or whippy when striking. The half-fuller reduces weight in the thickest part of the blade and it transitions into a diamond cross-section for the main striking portion of the blade. The diamond-cross section gives the blade a degree of rigidity – an asset when thrusting to ensure that more force it delivered to the target and not lost in an overtly flexing blade. The blade profile in general is a good compromise between a cutting and thrusting sword; ensuring that the swordsman is well positioned for versatility in the combat.
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