Hanwei Hand and a Half Sword - Tinker Pearce Blunt Trainer - SH2401
Hanwei Hand and a Half Sword - Tinker Pearce Blunt Trainer
Bastard Sword Blunt Trainer designed by Michael `Tinker` Pearce and reproduced by Hanwei to his specifications.
The Blunt Trainer features nearly identical handling of its sharp companion, but with thick edges (2mm) and a rounded tip for safe sparring practice. Tinker Pearce has developed these matching longswords to satisfy the need of every Western Martial Arts practitioner and sword enthusiast, to have a matching set of sharp and blunt swords for cutting and safe training practice. The swords meet Tinker`s exacting quality requirements and are built in much the same way as his custom pieces. Each blade is forged from 5160 Spring Steel, Marquenched to the desired hardness of 50-53 Hrc while the tang is drawn back to the low 30s Hrc. Teh very end of the tang is threaded to fit an allen nut recessed into the pommel which allows for dimantling of the hilt assembly for inspection or to exchange blades if needed. What others are saying about the Tinker Pearce Longswords: "I had the opportunity to handle the prototype Tinker Pearce Line Longswords by CAS/Hanwei, and they are beautiful, well-balanced, quick-handling swords at an excellent price. The sharp and blunt versions handle almost identically in cuts, thrusts, and quick posta (guard) transitions. These promise to be the mid-priced training weapon of choice for longsword studies."
Sean Hayes, Maestro d`armi, Northwest Fencing Academy and University of Oregon