Stephan Lockwoods XVIIIb Longsword is crafted with a sharpened 6150 high carbon steel blade with a 52-53 tempered hardness. The hilt fittings are cast from mild steel and the grip is carved wood which was bound in cord and overlaid with a tightly fitted wrap of dyed leather.
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Xvlllb longsword After a 4 month wait, it finally arrived. The green leather hilt is quite stunning, it pairs well with the blackened guard and pommel , which were finely cast without pits or flaws. The fitting of the blade to the guard is a little larger than I like, but the Gap is at least symmetrical and uniform. The central Ridge on the guard and the blade do not quite line up, they’re off by a 32nd. It’s not much but it is noticeable. The satin finish is acceptable, not as well done as arms and armor, or Albion. Good news, it came Sharp! In regards to this review, please note that I am very very picky and I think most anyone would be proud to have this sword in their collection