Hanwei Early 14th Century Hand-and-a Half Sword. 32.5" High Carbon Forged Steel Blade, 40.5" Overall - Sharp!
Premium Leather Wrapped Wood Scabbard, Stainless Throat & Chape. Made In China by Paul Chen/Hanwei Forge.The War Sword by Paul Chen and Hanwei Forge is a hand-and-a-half design from the early 14th century. The hardwood grip and elongated scent-stopper pommel make the 32 blade surprisingly versatile and easy to handle. Made In China by Hanwei Forge. Overall: 40 1/2" Blade Length: 32 1/2" Handle Length: 8 Weight: 2lb, 12oz Blade Steel: 1566.
1566 is 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.The blade finish is far from being polished, more closely replicating what the medieval swordsmith was able to achieve. The grips are leather wrapped hardwood. These swords will appeal to the re-enactor who wants a sword with the same appearance as the originals. Comments : A beautiful sword that is a joy to handle!
Fully functional, great construction and materials, as well as a work of art. Historically accurate in every detail. I'm a collector and a weekend warrior, active in my local HEMA group and Renaissance Fairs. I only list what I own and can personally recommend. Any questions please ask, I'm happy to help.Most hand-and-a-half swords featured a cruciform hilt (see close-up photos above) and a straight, double-edged blade spanning 32 to 42 inches (85 to 110 cm). In terms of weight, a typical hand-and-a-half sword weighed roughly 2.4 to 4 pounds (1.1 to 1.8 kg). This balance made the hand-and-a-half sword a formidable weapon, as it was light enough to easily maneuver yet still heavy enough to inflict serious damage when wielded by a skilled swordsman. There were several key advantages to using a hand-and-a-half sword. First, they could be easily unsheathed and drawn, allowing the warrior to engage enemies more quickly than using a two-handed sword. Second, hand-and-a-half were more versatile due to their inherit design. Warriors could hold the sword with one hand and hold a shield with the other. Or if the situation presented itself, they could hold the sword with two hands for additional stopping power.
The item "14 C Hand-and-a-Half War Sword 40.5 OA SHARP Hanwei Forge Historically Accurate" is in sale since Monday, March 11, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Swords & Sabers\European & Mediterranean\Medieval". The seller is "a_sharper_image" and is located in Melbourne, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.