My swords are primarily made from 5160 High Carbon Spring Steel. I do my own heat treating and tempering. Swords are tempered to 52 degrees on the C scale. I then forged to shape and ground to the final size and shape. I use natural hardwoods from all over the world for handle material.
Here, I started with quarter inch 5160. The finished blade measures 39 3/4" overall and has a blade that measures 1 3/4" wide at the hilt and tapers to a measurment of 1" two inches from the point. This mighty sword features a 6 1/2" fuller starting from the hilt.
I used something I had not tried yet for the handle - it's called Tornillo. Tornillo originates from Central America, it is on the softer side of the hardwoods weighing in at 35 pounds per cubic foot. I just wanted to try something different.
I made the fittings myself out of 1018 Steel. The bowtie style guard measures 8 3/4" inches wide. The wheel pommel measures right at 2". I like that the balance turned out just the way I wanted, about 6" out from the guard. It's fun to swing that provides a satisfying feeling with the follow through and ample momentum for the cross-swing. The overall weight is 2 lbs. 10 oz.
Single Hand Arming Sword
This Thrusting Sword has a 31 inch blade. The overall length is 37 5/8 inches and weighs 3lbs. 11 ozs. The blade is 1 3/4 inches wide tapering to 1 inch wide, two inches from the point. It has 1018 steel fittings and a Canary Wood handle. The POB is 5 inches in front of the guard. The blade is not sharpened right now, but we will sharpen for free if you want. Please allow a few extra days for this to happen.