Paul Chen Practical Single Hand Sword
Item # RCCASSH2046TS
The Paul Chen Practical Single Hand Sword
The Practical Single-Hand Sword is based on the Sir William Marshall sword , so named for one of England’s finest knights of the latter half of the 12th century. The sword is classically styled , with a cruciform hilt , wheel pommel and a ridged and fullered blade that is both stiff and surprisingly light. With a weight of less than 2 1/2 lbs. , the sword can be wielded forcefully without undue wear and tear on the arm.
The Practical SingleHand Sword is styled on authentic historical swords but they are tailored to meet the needs of the re-enactor for stage combat at a very affordable price. This very popular and affordable weapon features authentic hilt styling , with a fully tempered un-edged and un-pointed blade. The Practical Single Hand Sword is designed to withstand rugged use while providing the level of safety required by many of today’s re-enactment societies. The blade is crafted from 1065 high-carbon steel , hardened to HRC 50 , which restricts edge notching to acceptable levels while providing resilience and protection against brittleness. While the blade is substantial , it is fullered to provide balance and good handling characteristics. The Practical SingleHand Sword blade features 1/16″ wide edges and a rounded tip for safety. The tang is also substantial , with radiused corners at the blade shoulder 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 grip is leather covered. The scabbard is fabricated in glass-filled resin, to provide great impact resistance , to eliminate swelling and to minimize blade corrosion problems. The scabbard now features 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.
This fully functional broad sword is tailored to meet the demands of re-enactment and stage combat.
- Overall Length: 36 1/2″
- Sword Weight: 2 lbs 7 oz
- Blade Length: 30″
- Handle Length: 6 1/2″
- Blade Material: 1566 High-carbon forged steel blade 1/16″ wide edges and a rounded tip for safety
- Handle Material: Hardwood grip , Leather covered
- Scabbard: Wood grained finish
- Authentic look and feel
- Point of Balance: 5″
- Thickness at Guard: .230
- Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece
- Complies with safety requirements
- Factory: Hanwei China
- Designer: Paul Chen
- Rated: Fully Functional