The third pattern welded sword has been completed and is ready to be added to your collection today!
All elements of this sword where crafted in Friendship Wisconsin. The steel was forged welded and the layers manipulated to produce the pattern that you see on the blade. The central core is made up of 5 bars of pattern welded laminate. The grouping of three bars is exposed along one side of the blade, and the group with two bars is exposed along the other. The entire core is wrapped in an edge material composed of an 800 layer laminate.The patterned steel was then forged to shape, heat treated, ground and polished, and finally etched in acid to reveal the pattern created early in the process.
The fitting were also hand forged, with a hollow cavity within to reduce unnecessary mass. The wrought iron used as a bas material has impurities which are revealed upon etching in acid as well.
The handle is formed from wood, and is covered in leather. The scabbard is lined with fabric, and then laminated from several layers of maple, and then covered with leather, and hand stitched along the back.