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Hanwei Practical Hand and a Half Sword

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SH2106 -- Practical Hand-and-a-Half Sword

The Hanwei Practical broadswords are all based on authentically styled swords in our collection but they are tailored to meet the needs of re-enactment and stage combat. These very popular and affordable weapons feature authentic hilt styling, with fully tempered un-edged and un-pointed blades. They are designed to withstand rugged use while providing the level of safety required by many of todays re-enactment societies. The blades are crafted from 1065 high-carbon steel, hardened to 50HRC, which restricts edge-notching to acceptable levels while providing resilience and protection against brittleness. While the blades are substantial, they are fullered to provide balance and good handling characteristics. They feature 1/16 wide edges and rounded tips for safety. The tangs are also substantial, with radiused corners at the blade shoulders and no welds. The end of the tang is riveted over the pommel, which both eliminates any possibility of inadvertent disassembly. The hardwood grips are leather-covered. The scabbards are fabricated in glass-filled resin, to eliminate swelling and to minimize blade corrosion problems, with belt rings that adjust to allow vertical or horizontal carry. The wood-grain finish is attractive, but most re-enactors will decorate the scabbard to match their persona.The Hanwei Practical Hand-and-a Half sword is based on the Albrecht sword, a classic design from the early part of the 15th century, with a simple cruciform hilt, flattened diamond-section blade and typical hand-and-a-half grip. With a weight of just 3 Ãü lbs. it handles very well without tiring the player during a long day in the field.

Hanwei Practical Hand and a Half Sword Features:

1065 high carbon steel unsharpened, unpointed blade
Hardened to 50 HRC
Riveted tang
Leather wrapped hardwood handle
Glass filled resin scabbard with woodgrain finish and belt rings
Based on the Albrecht sword (15th Century)
Built for stage combat and re-enactors

Blade: 34"
Handle: 6 1/2"
Overall: 43 3/4"
Weight: 2 Lbs 12 Oz
Point of balance: 12"
Point of percussion: 23"
Width at guard: 1.75"
Width at tip: .51"
Thickness at guard: .21"
Thickness at tip: .19"

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European early Renassiance Broadsword
North (Vancouver) 5/19/2017 1:35 AM
I got this sword from a swordplay school in Vancouver a few years ago and it was well worth the price. It's very well weighted and has a well spaced grip. It doesn't take a lot of upkeep (maybe a bit of sword oil every once and a while to prevent rust) and you can hit it against the pavement without it getting a scratch. It might not be sharp, but it's still able to cut thinner/softer objects, like bamboo quite easily with enough force and can stab through things with the sheath still on, so take care where you swing it.