Cool! You call it a fantasy saber. It looks just like a sword I saw once that was supposedly modeled after an Elven sword used in the Lord of the Rings. I think Legolas used it at some point, but I forget since I only know that because the guy at the counter told me. XD
This sword resembles the sword of Arwen (Aragorn's eleven sweetheart, daughter of Elron)only this one is (I assume) fully functional not a stainless steel wall hanger.This is one beautiful sword...if I were to have a "fantasy" sword this one would certainly fill the bill.
If it has a stainless steel blade or billed as a movie replica it is not safe to use as a sword they are meant for display only- stainless steel is fine for knives but is too brittle to use as a sword although some are pretty stout most of them have a simple threaded rod welded to the blade and will fall apart if used to cut-very dangerous. There are companies that tout these things as battle ready and they are not. Swords should be made of high carbon tempered steel with a proper tang to be safe for cutting and reenacting
This one was a commission, but something similar would typically run around $1400 to $1600 depending on materials and design requested. Have a limited edition run coming out sometime next year of a similar sword that's going to be priced at $1500, I think.
We use a lot of different steels. 1084, 1095, 5160H, W2 a couple times in the past, different damascus/pattern-welded mixes. We can work L6 too, but we'd have to get a blade tested to have it certified as having bainite content.
From what I understand Bainite is very difficult to achieve on a regular basis. There have been some pattern welded Viking style swords displayed here on DA recently that are absolutely gorgeous...so awesome to see so many smiths turning out these beautiful edged pieces of art