Paul Chen Practical Viking Sword
Item # RCCASSH2047TS
The Paul Chen Practical Viking Sword
The Paul Chen Practical Viking sword by Hanwei is based on the Godfred sword , whose design originated in 9th century Scandinavia. The lobate pommel and down-turned guard are typical of Viking swords of the period, as is the broad blade with its deep, full-length fullers. The sword is well-balanced and, with a weight slightly over 2 lbs., it is very quick.
Our Practical broadswords are all based on authentically styled swords in the Paul Chen collection but they are tailored to meet the needs of re-enactment and stage combat. These very popular and affordable weapons feature authentic hilt styling, with fully tempered un-edged and un-pointed blades. They are designed to withstand rugged use while providing the level of safety required by many of today’s re-enactment societies. The blades are crafted from 1065 high-carbon steel, hardened to 50HRC, which restricts edge-notching to acceptable levels while providing resilience and protection against brittleness. While the blades are substantial, they are fullered to provide balance and good handling characteristics. They feature 1/16th wide edges and rounded tips for safety. The tangs are also substantial, with radiused corners at the blade shoulders 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 grips are leather-covered. The scabbards are fabricated in glass-filled resin, to provide great impact resistance, to eliminate swelling and to minimize blade corrosion problems. The scabbards now feature 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: 33 1/2″
- Sword Weight: 2 lbs 2 oz
- Blade Length: 28″
- Handle Length: 5 3/4″
- Blade Material: High-carbon forged steel blade
- Handle Material: Leather wrapped
- Scabbard: glass-filled resin , wood-grain finish
- Authentic styled sword of a museum piece
- Excellent balance
- Made for the re-enactor , Complies with safety requirements
- Factory: Hanwei China
- Designer: Paul Chen
- Rated: Fully Functional