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Scottish Practical Basket Hilted Sword From Hanwei

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Part Number: CISH2075
Manufacturer: CAS Hanwei
Retail Price: $294.00
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CISH2075: Practical Basket Hilt Backsword
CAS Hanwei

The Practical Mortuary Hilt and Practical Basket-Hilt swords are built for the re-enactor. The baskets are identical to the edged versions, but the blades are unsharpened, with 1/16” safety edges and rounded tips, complying with the combat rules of many re-enactment societies. The blades are crafted in 1065 high-carbon steel, hardened to 50HRC, which reduces edge-notching to acceptable levels while providing resilience and protection against brittleness. The scabbards are finished in matte black, ready for owner customization if desired.
Key Features:
  • Made for the re-enactor
  • Authentic styling
  • Complies with safety requirements

  • Blade Length: 33 1/8“
  • Overall Length: 39 5/8“
  • Weight: 2lb 8oz
  • Handle Length: 7 1/4”
  • Blade Length: 33 1/8“
  • Thickness at Guard: 0.21
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Simon Dav
Dundee. UK
Mar 19, 2014
Pros: Usable, Overall Quality, Blade Material, Finish
Cons: Overall Quality, None
Best sword for around £200, If you want better then pay twice as much.
A good all round piece for the money, balance is not to my liking but cannot be faulted for the price. My blade did work loose too but was easily tightened up. Hanwei do on occasion have faulty blades as shown in the previous review but to use a sword straight out the box near spectators without testing is stupid !
1 out of 5
David Mackenzie
Jan 12, 2009
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Finish, None
Cons: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Materials, Usable
CAUTION Dangerous and Poor Quality
I felt a serious need to write a review on this sword as it nearly took out the eye of a spectator. I am a professional swordsman that performs at Highland Festivals and Renaissance Faires. We use rapiers and Scottish Basket Hilted swords with targes. I had been looking for some new swords for the season and decided to try the Hanwei as they were recommended to me by another individual. I purchased 2 of them and after a 20 min light practice of blade to blade and blade to targe, one was so loose that the blade started to come out of the hilt. It was after this that I discovered that the threaded tang was far too short to run all the way through with enough threaded to hold it. After examination I found there were only a few threads actually holding the sword together. This was a very dangerous flaw, but not as dangerous as the next issue with the other sword. We were moving very slow and hitting very lightly on targes to get our moves down when all of a sudden the blade broke at the hilt and just barely missed the head of a spectator. This could have been serious and tragic if it would have hit the person in the face. We are talking fraction of an inch from the persons left eye. The blade actually brushed their hair as it flew past. NOT what you expect from stage steel. After examination it was found that the tang was very poorly tempered and brittle. If it had been one sword with an issue, I could have chalked it up to poor manufacturing, but 2 with severe issues speaks to poor manufacturing period. Be vary wary.. As something to just wear and never use, it would be fine. The look is nice.. DO NOT USE! I have contacted the manufacturer, but have not gotten any replies as of yet.
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