CAS Hanwei Practical Tai Chi Sword 32" Unsharpened Blade, Black Wood Handle and Scabbard - SH2008C


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Part #: CISH2008C | CAS Hanwei


CISH2008C: Practical Tai Chi Sword 32" Blade

CAS Hanwei

The Practical Taiji (Tai Chi) series from Hanwei has been developed in response to many requests for a quality Taiji sword for everyday practice. CAS Hanwei's SH2008 series features three blade lengths to suit the individual requirements of the Taiji practitioner. Featuring a steel guard and pommel the swords are correctly balanced and the un-edged blades are crafted in fully tempered high-carbon steel. The flattened-diamond blade section produces a blade that is moderately stiff, while still allowing for some flexibility.

1566 Carbon Steel

A high-carbon and manganese spring steel used by Hanwei in many of their differentially hardened Japanese swords and through-hardened medieval swords. This deep hardening steel provides a consistent microstructure ensuring a long life and excellent edge holding in demanding applications.


  • Designed for Tai Chi practitioners
  • Fully tempered high-carbon steel blade
  • Scabbard included


  • Overall: 38.5"
  • Blade Length: 32"
  • Blade Steel: 1566
  • Handle Length: 6.5"
  • Point of Balance: 6"
  • Width at Guard: 1.09"
  • Width at Tip: 0.75"
  • Thickness at Guard: 0.21"
  • Thickness at Tip: 0.11"
  • Weight: 1 lb 7 oz.
  • Made In China
Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.

UPC Code: 003875

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CAS Hanwei, Historic Daggers Series, Carbon Steel Blade Steel, Wood Handle Material, Swords, Swords Asian Style

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CAS Hanwei Practical Tai Chi Sword 32" Unsharpened Blade, Black Wood Handle and Scabbardrated 4.500 stars out of 5 (2 reviews)
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CAS Hanwei Practical Tai Chi Sword 32" Unsharpened Blade, Black Wood Handle and Scabbard
rated 5 stars out of 5
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).
CAS Hanwei Practical Tai Chi Sword 32" Unsharpened Blade, Black Wood Handle and Scabbard
rated 4 stars out of 5
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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