Scorpion swords Missouri based workshop has done it again with a fully functional Fantasy barbarian style sword called simply ‘the Barbarian’.
It starts life as does all the swords made by Scorpion Swords as a cut sword blank of 1095 carbon steel.
After drilling 14 holes in the hilt, the blade is then ground to shape – adding a fuller and shaping the edges.
Then follows the heat treatment process, firstly by heating the blade to 1500 degrees until it becomes non magnetic and then quenching it in brine (salt water). The 2nd step is Heat Tempering, which consists of heating the steel to 500 degrees for 2 hours, and letting it air cool. This makes for a Rockwell Hardness of approximately 57.
The walnut wood handle is then pinned and glued in place overnight, forming such a tight bond both with the glue and the 14 pins that it effectively is solidly fused in place and makes for a strong, one piece construction.
The handle is then refined, adding an additional 6 brass pins (to bring the total of handle contact points to 20), the blade sharpened and some engravings added before the handle is colored and the whole thing is finally ready to ship.
And there you have it, a very tough, very cool and super strong hand made in the USA Barbarian sword for under $300!
Check it out in the SBG Sword Store today: