Couple things…

1. The Damascus Longclaw will be a limited edition of 100 pcs.

2. The damascus is made by taking 1065 and 1045 steel sandwiched together and then folded repeatedly upon itself until it reaches 2,160 layers.

22 Thoughts on “Damascus Longclaw Metal Details

  1. Jacques on October 20, 2009 at 3:51 pm said:

    Real Garnets for the eyes? *crosses fingers*

  2. Daithi on November 3, 2009 at 8:36 pm said:

    Is Damascus steel live? like, is this combat quality, or just a more expensive decorative sword?

  3. “Combat quality” is a somewhat subjective phrase.

    Generally though, people who want combat quality, want high carbon steel that is at least 1045 (higher being better). In this case as mentioned above this damascus is part 1045 and part 1065. That, coupled with the laying process, makes the metal very very strong, with the ability to hold a very sharp edge.

    If you’d want to play fight with your $600 collectible, that is your decision, but if you needed to, if the wildlings were pouring over the Wall and it was just you between them and Winterfell, you’d find the damascus version far more useful than the regular edition.

  4. Any idea as to the ETA of the Damascus blades?

  5. April, best guess. Don’t hold me to that. Could be earlier, could be later, too far out to be really firm at this point. They’re being made though.

  6. Beowulf on January 4, 2010 at 9:08 pm said:

    Is this still available? Can it be ordered with the “very sharp edge” you said it will hold?

  7. It is available.

    We don’t sharpen them, namely because if they’re unsharpened they’re easier to get through foreign customs.

    But, you should be able to get yours sharpened locally after you receive it, there are plenty of tool or knife sharpening businesses out there.

  8. Cybrarian on January 10, 2010 at 9:20 pm said:

    Will the Damascus blade require frequent care to avoid rusting?

  9. It depends what you mean by frequent.

    It isn’t stainless steel, so you will have to be careful, don’t get it wet, don’t store it somewhere humid, keep fingerprints off it.

    But will you have to polish it weekly? No.

  10. I was wondering where you were at in terms of reserved copies of the Damascus Longlclaw. I’m definitely going to be buying one, but ws just wondering if I should reserve one now or if I could wait a few weeks to shuffle some funds around.

  11. We’re approaching 40.

  12. Bravosi on February 12, 2010 at 4:23 pm said:

    What number are we up to and when will pre-order for Ice take place.

  13. mid 40s

    and Ice isn’t going to go up any time soon. At least 2-3months.

  14. Don’t want to derail this Longclaw thread onto Ice but when Ice is up for preorder will you have both regular AND Damascus up or regular first and then Damascus up at some later date?


  15. we’ll do them simultaneously.

  16. How much will damascus longclaw weigh? and i didnt see the weight for regular longclaw either, whats the weight on that one as well?

  17. Ryan Wilson on April 12, 2010 at 12:42 pm said:

    In reference to the tarnishing and rusting comment above, would you be willing to provide instructions for the care of the sword? While new collectors can research this on their own, a note from the manufaturer citing particular care for the sword would be preferred.

  18. Are the damascas Longclaw swords still scheduled for July delivery? I ordered one and can’t wait to get it!

  19. To actually be in your hands, probably August, and we’re only getting a partial shipment, so the people who’ve only just ordered will not have it fulfilled from this shipment.

  20. What type of tang is used for this sword?

  21. The tang extends the full length of the grip but at the end of the grip is then welded to a threaded bar so that the decorative hilt can be attached.

  22. Peter on August 9, 2010 at 5:04 am said:

    Will the damascus version handle the same as the wallhanger version?

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