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Cold Steel 88HNHM Man at Arms Hand-and-a-Half Sword 33.5" Blued Carbon Steel Blade, Leather Handle

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Part Number: CS88HNHM
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
Retail Price: $369.99
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Description
CS88HNHM: 88HNHM Man at Arms Hand-And-A-Half Sword
Cold Steel
 
Cold Steel is quickly becoming the go-to company for functional, affordable, reproduction swords and weapons. Their stuff is great for reenactors, or folks who just like chopping stuff up in the woods with old style tools!
 
The Man at Arms was a warrior, pure and simple. A stalwart and dependable fighter who exhibited great martial prowess with a range of weapons. He was a capable and competent warrior who was the veteran of many conflicts and was often first into the fray. Although he was not a Knight, he fought and trained alongside them as a brother in arms.

To honor these rugged, reliable, salt-of-the-earth warriors Cold Steel has created a range of true journeyman’s weapons that they have called the Man at Arms Collection. These practical and battle ready swords lack the gleaming blades and polished silver steelwork of their other swords, but they pack a resounding punch where it counts! Approximating the quality and performance of these high end swords, the Man at Arms collection features a selection of some of the finest high performance blades but at a markedly reduced price. Their fully sharpened and blued blades have a distinctive gun metal finish that compliments their black leather handles, and when well-oiled they are gleamingly beautiful in their own right.

If you always wanted a Cold Steel sword, but couldn't afford one, the Man at Arms collection is for you. This is a well executed, high value version of the CS88HNH Hand-and-a-Half Sword with a blued steel blade.
Specifications
  • Item Number: 88HNHM
  • Name: MAA Hand-And-A-Half Sword 
  • Blade Length: 33.5"
  • Overall Length: 42.625"
  • Blade Steel: Blued 1055 Carbon Steel
  • Weight: 50.4 oz
  • Handle: 9.125" Leather
  • Scabbard: Leather Scabbard With Blued Steel Fittings
Leather Sheath
Leather Sheath
Leather is known for its durability and traditional appeal. When compared to Kydex it is preferred for its silence when bumped against other objects, as well as blade retention.
1055 Carbon Steel
1055 Carbon Steel
An extremely tough steel with high carbon content and a hardness between 60-64RC, 1055 is best suited for high-impact and high-stress applications.
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3 out of 5
Chrmil
Sweden
Jun 02, 2016
Pros: Materials, Blade Material, Sheath/Scabbard, None
Cons: Handle Material, Overall Quality, Usable
Dull/poorly sharpened
Tried to cut paper bottles in my back yard. Sadly this sword does not even cut through paper bottles. The blade feels week. Even though it is well balanced the blad feels thin and definately not sharp. I order swords from all over the World and this sword does not really impress. You can find swords of better quality for a cheaper price. Somehow producers of western swords seem to Think it is ok to sell dull swords (only katanas having to be Sharp on the market). This is a grave missconception as a sword is meant to cut thing. If you want to smash things buy a crow bar. Cold Steel - I love your Products and do not appreciate having to sharpen a newly bought sword bearing your trade mark! I will give it 3 stars hesitantly - really don´t know why.
3 out of 5
Christos
Huddinge, Al
May 22, 2016
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Blade Material, Finish, None
Cons: Handle Material, Overall Quality, Materials, Usable
Poor quality
 Beautiful design. Well balanced. Sharp - not really but not worse than other swords on the market.  Disappointed to notice that the end cap wiggles. Tried to tighten the screw holding the end cap but did not help. Then I tried to unscrew the end cap only to notice poorly fitted small pieces of wood mixed with some sort of metal welding/glue thus making it impossible to fix the wiggling. Also the end screw holding the end cap looks weak. I would not use this sword with repeated force and not around people. I own many Cold STeel items, that is knifes, and this swords quality does not compare to their other products. Says manufactured in India and mayby they lack quality control there but still the construction looks weak/cheap. Will it be able to cut plastic bottles? Yes. Would it hold up for a real sword fight? Most certanly not!
3 out of 5
Christos M
Huddinge, Al
May 02, 2016
Pros: Finish, Usable, Materials, Blade Material, Sheath/Scabbard, None
Cons: Handle Material
Wiggly end cap
I own a lot of cold steel products and love them. This is my first Man at Arms product and like the design and colour of the item but was quite surprised to find that the end cap is wiggly. I could not fix it by tightening the screw with a screwdriver either. I have read somewhere else that peopele have had the problem of the end cap even detaching when chopping with the sword and it really does not feel secure with an end cap wiggling when swinging a big and sharp sword. The sword comes with a cold steel logo reading strongest and sharpest swords - manufactured in India. I would suggest that Cold Steel try to look over ther quality control!
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