Paul Chen Tinker Pearce Hand and a Half Bastard Sword by Hanwei
Item # SH2400 SH2401 SH2411
The Paul Chen Tinker Pearce Bastard Swords
CAS Hanwei has commissioned Michael ‘Tinker’ Pearce to design a 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 Michael ‘Tinker’ Pearce swords meet Tinker’s exacting quality requirements and are built in much the same way as his custom pieces. Each Michael ‘Tinker’ Pearce Sword 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 a 5mm 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 Cas Hanwei Michael ‘Tinker’ Pearce Sword is supplied with a leather covered wood scabbard with metal throat and chape.
The Hanwei Michael Tinker Pearce Hand and a Half Bastard Swords are based on the Oakeshott Type XVIIIA and are designed so that both the sharp and blunt versions will perform identically in the hand, offering the possibility of sparring and cutting with swords that feel and respond in exactly the same way. The blunt has a long, broad fuller, to compensate for the edge thickness, and the tip is sufficiently flexible to provide an adequate level of safety. Wheel-type pommels are sized to provide a grip for the second hand when required, and the straight tapering cross provides excellent hand protection.
These fully functional Hand and a Half Bastard Swords, are tailored to meet the demands of reenactment and stage combat.
- Overall Length: 42 3/4″
- Handle Length: 9 3/8″
- Blade Length: 33 3/8″
- Blade Material: Sharp with fuller 5160 Marquenched Spring Steel
- Sword Weight: 2 lb 6 oz (Blunt blade) 2 lb 10 oz (Sharp blade) 2 lb 6 oz (Sharp blade with fuller)
- Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece
- Scabbard:leather covered wood with metal throat and chape
- Excellent handling and balance
- Factory: Hanwei China
- Designer: Michael Tinker Pearce
- Rated: Fully Functional