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Hanwei Practical Hand-and-a-Half Sword 34" High-Carbon Steel Blade - SH2106

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Part Number: CISH2106
Manufacturer: CAS Iberia
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CISH2106: Practical Hand-and-a-Half Sword
Cas Iberia

The 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 3.25 lbs. it handles very well without tiring the player during a long day in the field.

Our Practical broadswords (SH2106, SH2046, SH2047) 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 today's 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 and provides a traditional means of tightening a loose hilt. The hardwood grips are leather-covered. The scabbards are fabricated in glass-filled resin, to provide great impact resistance, to eliminate swelling and to minimize blade corrosion problems. The scabbards now feature 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.

Made by Hanwei.

Key Features

    •Wooden scabbard
    •Fullered blade
    •In the practical series by Hanwei

Specifications

    •Blade length: 34"
    •Handle length: 6 1/4"
    •Overall length: 43 3/4"
    •Weight: 3lb 3oz
    •Point of Balance: 3 1/2"
    •Point of Percussion: 23"
    •Width at Guard: 1.75"
    •Width at Tip: 0.61"
    •Thickness at Guard: 0.21"
    •Thickness at Tip: 0.19"

*Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.
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Stagefights
Chicago, IL
Dec 04, 2009
Pros: Materials, Usable, Handle Material, Blade Material, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard
Can't beat it for the price.
I bought this sword for stage combat purposes, and, while it's not quite perfect, for this price it's fantastic. The blade tapers very strongly, so it plays as a later period sword. Another problem is the pummel is pretty big. But this does give it a great counter balance, making this a very quick sword, honestly useable with either one or both hands.
4 out of 5
Raggetty Ol' Raggman
Oh
Apr 20, 2009
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Finish, Materials, Blade Material, Overall Quality, Usable
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, Overall Quality, None
Soft and sweet singer
I Thought long and hard an looked long for a good beater type work-out blade that would meet my specs and my price range. As you know spending good money on a blade that you don't necessarily wish to put threw the rigors of really hard use , leave that for the junk 420 blades for 50 bucks as I have one two hander with a 41in blade just for mean work. Than I found the mercenary sword and liked the look as I'm still thinking in that line . This baby pops up and at first I thought that maybe the handle length was a tad short for me taste . But the styling and that pummel got my attention Yep! the price sealed the deal. I will admit that I was ah' bit nervous awaiting delivery . Well it arrived and we went over it at the shop , impressive for the price . The quality in this piece is exceptional more than I had expected . The grip of the hand is real nice and the glued seam is tight and free of chaffing laces . The raised ridge grips well to my little or ring fingers rgt or lft handed and the whole sword spins from one hand to the other with no deviation of flight or rotation. I find the weight mainly rests to the pummel , which will snap a standard 2x4 with a forward trust. I have no doubts that I can put this guard tip through 14gde steel . At first I didn't like the scabbard as the coating comes off easily and its noisy , the description said wood but if you read the whole thing it says resin . This is good as the expense is in the blade it self . I removed the hanger rings and cut up my black leather jacket to make a proper belt hanger ( I forgot the darn name for the things ha ) you could use the leather and there tight but the rings I just wouldn't trust for everyday use and carry. How you adjust to the vertical is beyond me so I changed the whole set-up . The sword is weighted mainly in the handle and that being in the pummel. You will need to build your wrist up and your elbow tendons . As the single handed cuts torque more to the rear of your hand . the guard bothers my son as it collides with his wrist but I do not see this problem as I naturally position for such. The balance of the sword is real good and I find that the two hand cuts are better than most as the pummel grips into your fingers sweetly and rolls nicely with the back cut and overhand transitions . The blade is just a tad overshadowed by the weight of the handle but, I'm used to more blade weight . Ha' this baby is just perceivable to me . I slapped it on my arm and the blade vibration is minimal and non existent in flight. This blade is really fast and excels at short work . It doesn't need sharpening though I will sharpen this one to within 4 an one half in. of the guard for I want that bit for close up work ripping and stabbing an you don't need that much sharp surface really . . Pros all of them . Cons the coating on the scabbard . But strip it off and use an epoxy ground coat than airbrush it and coat that with fishing rod finish epoxy and you have it. Its attached to me trough my total work out except weights . Its got such a sweet relaxing sound to it as cuts the air . I use carbon fiber gauntlets with a hand strap over padded gloves and this works out well an the handle leather is still tight . I really like this sword , you can't go wrong here as this one will stick to you like glue . nuff said The Raggetty Ol' Raggman is gone ...
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