The Tinker Pearce Hand and a Half Sword Blunt Trainer also known as a Bastard Sword features a Type XVIIIa blade with a strong central ridge and diamond profile. The tapered oval grip feels exceptional in hand while the second hand easily slides over the wheel pommel when extra leverage is required. The blunt trainer's blade has a 3/4 length fuller to allow for the required thicker edges for safe sparring practice.
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Michael `Tinker` Pearce new line of swords that will satisfy both the sparring and cutting needs of Western Martial Arts practitioners. Matching sharp and blunt versions of each sword in the series offer the same outstanding handling characteristics in both disciplines. 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. For the Medieval models the very end of the tang is threaded to fit an allen nut recessed into the pommel which allows for dismantling of the hilt assembly for inspection, to exchange blades if needed, and for anyone wanting to easily customize their grip. Also the Sharp and Blunt blades are interchangeable on all Medieval models. The grips are cord wrapped and leather covered wood and tapered for a comfortable grip. Each sword is supplied with a leather covered wood scabbard with metal throat and chape.
The weight, balance points and blade harmonics are the same for the sharp or blunt versions of each sword! This means you can easily switch from the blunt trainer to the sharpened sword with no problems.
* 5160 Spring Steel
* Marquenched to 50-53 Hrc
* Sharp and Blunt Versions
* Blades are Interchangeable
* Fits Martial Arts and Cutting Needs
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