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Tai Chi Sword With Black Finish Scabbard 32" Blade - SH2008C

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Part Number: CISH2008C
Manufacturer: CAS Iberia
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CISH2008C: Practical T'ai Chi Sword The Practical Tai-Chi swords from Hanwei have been developed in response to many requests for a quality Tai-Chi sword for everyday practice. The 2008-GT series features three blade lengths, to suit the individual requirements of the Tai-Chi practitioner. The 2008C-GT has a blade length of 32" (see Models 2008A-GT and 2008B-GT for other blade lengths). All models feature steel guards and pommels, plated to harmonize the color scheme of the sword. The blades are fully tempered high-carbon steel with a flattened-diamond blade section that is moderately stiff while allowing for some flexibility. KEY FEATURES: -Designed for the T'ai Chi practitioner -Fully tempered high-carbon steel blade -Scabbard included MEASUREMENTS: BLADE LENGTH: 32" HANDLE LENGTH: 7" OVERALL LENGTH: 39" WEIGHT: 1lb 10oz
Wood Handles
Wood Handles
Provides a traditional, natural look and feel to a modern tool. Wood absorbs shock well and is popular in axe handles.
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Kenshin H
Roswell, GA
Apr 06, 2012
Pros: Materials, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Overall Quality, Usable
Cons: None
Actually rather glad its got synthetics
ok so I love swords like this, but as functional as something like this is, its usually jsut giving mention to the nature of the blade and not the practicality of the fittings or the sheath. I know wooden sheaths have been around since someone needed a hard sheath in the days of yore, but back then there were also people who specialized in repairing things like that, not many of em today. The handle and sheath on this however, are pretty durable fiber glass, and honestly I feel much safer using this as a knock around sword of sorts for whatever reason. I'm surprised more "practical" functional weapons don't use more synthetics in the harder to replace parts like the sheath. Little side note, its sharp, but not exactly sharpened, if that makes any sense. the nature of the blade is such that it is very thin, and a lot of the sharpness comes not from intensely grounded edge but rather the weight and thinness from the top. Tai Chi straight swords of more modern make are thinner than their traditional Jian counterparts, more inclined to making light fast cuts with the side and delivering the true blows with thrusts, so even though this is a functional sword, this was never a blade designed to go chopping a tree in half. Not that this can't cope with being knocked around hard, it totally can, its just that a lighter blade like this wasn't made to chop but rather to be agile and precise. Wonderful sword, may buy another for a friend, or even look into their two handed jian of a similar style (with the fiberglass and metal fittings).
4 out of 5
Denis
Montréal, Québec
Jul 19, 2009
Pros: Overall Quality, Sheath/Scabbard, Blade Material, Materials
Cons: None
Nice product, slim, well-balanced, it handles well
Nice product, slim, well-balanced, it handles well. Totally satisfying for the price paid. The blade is capable of sustaining its own weight easily but bends under pressure; as a result, the blade is capable of transmitting fa jing. It is flexible but not at all flimsy. The handle made of synthetic will probably be more durable but will absolutely need, in my opinion, to be wrapped with cloth, which is a normal thing to do anyway, because it will be pretty slippery when the hand will get sweaty. Scabbard fits really snugly.
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