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  • Practical Cup Hilt Rapier

    Fencing in the Renaissance style plays a prominent part in historical re-enactment, combining the quickness of light blades with the structure and spirit of the duel. Designed for the rapier fencer with a preference for the cup-hilt style who wishes to spar in safety, This Paul Chen  Practical Cup-Hilt Rapier from Hanwei fits the bill perfectly. The rapier blade is similar in design to the practical blades for the swept-hilts but the length of the tang is adapted to the cup-hilt. The Hanwei SH2262 Main Gauche matches this rapier.

    Overall Length: 113cm
    Blade Length: 94cm
    Weight: 0.91kg
    Point of Balance: 14cm
    Point of Harmonics: 51cm
    Width at Guard: 1.9cm
    Width at Tip: 1cm
    Thickness at Guard: 0.64cm
    Thickness at Tip: .0.25cm
    Blade: High Carbon Steel
    Edge: Blunt
    Pommel: Threaded
    Scabbard: Wood, Leather, Steel 

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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    Excl. Tax: £190.40 Incl. Tax: £228.48

  • Damascus Viking Sword

    Excavations of a number of circa 850-900 Viking swords turned up this lovely Damascus specimen in Finland. It has the lobed pommel loved by the Norsemen, but the cross guard contrasts slightly with the typical downcurved versions. The early style blade is well-suited to the quick, slashing blows of the Viking warrior. It is forged from high carbon Damascus steel. It is polished with the fuller etched to show the Damascus construction of the blade. The pommel and cross guard are steel and the grip is leather wrapped wood. The scabbard is wood covered in leather with steel mounts. This is a true fighting sword and one that any Viking would be proud to carry in battle.

    Total length: 91 cm
    Blade length: 77 cm
    Grip length: 9.5 cm
    Weight: 0.95 kg
    Blade thickness (base): 4.2 mm
    Blade thickness (CoP): 3.7 mm
    Blade width (base): 4.5 cm
    Blade width (CoP): 3.2 cm
    Point of Balance (PoB): 17.5 cm
    Centre of Percussion (CoP): 19 cm
    Blade:  High Carbon Steel
    Edge: Blunt
    Pommel: Peened
    ScabbardWood, Leather, Steel

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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    Excl. Tax: £253.93 Incl. Tax: £304.72

  • Scottish Claymore

    Mainstay of the Highland warriors of the late 15th and 16th centuries, the Claymore had a uniquely styled hilt that sets it apart from other great swords of the period. Typically of hand-and-a-half length, this versatile weapon could deliver great sweeping slashes or powerful thrusts. Replicated from a surviving museum piece our Claymore (SH2060) is classic in its design, with distinctive sloping quillons terminating in quatrefoils and a high-collared quillon block with langets following the blade fuller. The leather-covered grip is topped by a globate pommel.

    Total length: 139.1cm
    Blade length: 104.1cm
    Grip length: 26.7cm
    Weight: 2.21kg
    Blade thickness (base): 0.57cm
    Blade thickness (CoP): 0.34cm
    Blade width (base):  4.52cm
    Point of Balance (PoB): 16.6cm
    Centre of Percussion (CoP): 78.7cm
    Blade: 1566 High Carbon Steel
    Edge: Sharp
    Pommel: Peened
    Scabbard: Not Included

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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    Excl. Tax: £198.80 Incl. Tax: £238.56

  • Scottish Basket Hilt Broadsword

    Although Basket-Hilt swords appeared throughout Britain from the mid-sixteenth century on, their association with the seventeenth and eighteenth-century Scottish highlander has become legendary. Our Basket-Hilt Broadsword, replicated from an original in the collection of the Royal Armouries in England, carries a typical Glasgow-style hilt from the mid-18th century. It is likely that the blade of the original sword, marked “Andrea Ferara”, was made in Germany a century earlier and re-hilted as basket designs were refined. The hilt is crafted of stainless steel, to minimize maintenance, while the blade is forged in high-carbon steel. The grip is covered with wire-wrapped genuine ray skin and the basket liner, like the original, is crafted in fabric-covered leather. The scabbard is leather-covered.

    Total length: 101cm
    Blade length: 85.2cm
    Grip length: 15.8cm
    Weight: 1.39kg
    Blade thickness (base): 0.42cm
    Blade thickness (CoP): 0.29cm
    Blade width (base): 4.55cm
    Point of Balance (PoB): 12.7cm
    Centre of Percussion (CoP): 58.4cm
    Blade: High Carbon Steel
    Edge: Sharp
    Pommel: Threaded
    Scabbard: Leather, Wood, Steel

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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    Excl. Tax: £230.95 Incl. Tax: £277.14

  • Swept Hilt Rapier

    This Swept-Hilt Rapier features classical lines, with a high-carbon steel flex-tempered blade, a stainless steel hilt (for reduced maintenance) and a hardwood grip. The hilt is of the same size as the museum piece on which it is based, providing an authentic “feel” in the user’s hand and weight and balance also match originals. The blade is interchangeable with our “Practical” blade (OH2255) which is designed for safety in rapier sparring. The matching Main Gauche (SH2198) may also be equipped with a sparring blade. 

    Our Renaissance-style Rapiers trace their origins to early 17th century Europe, where swordplay with the Rapier was considered an essential part of a gentleman’s education and was often used in resolving gentlemanly disagreements. Blades generally originated in one of the blade making centers such as Toledo or Solingen, but many differences in styling and hilt materials resulted from the local manufacture of hilts all over Europe. 

    Total length: 113.7cm
    Blade length: 93.1cm
    Grip length: 8.6cm
    Weight: 0.94kg
    Blade thickness (base): 0.61cm
    Point of Balance (PoB): 7.6cm
    Centre of Percussion (CoP): 76.8cm
    Blade: High Carbon Steel
    Edge: Slightly Sharp
    Pommel: Peened
    Scabbard: Leather, Wood, Steel

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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    Excl. Tax: £194.60 Incl. Tax: £233.52

  • Practical Bastard Sword

    By customer request Paul Chen has produced a re-enactment version of our SH2250 Bastard sword. The blade is forged in 5160 high-carbon steel, to minimize burring, and the transverse thickness of the guard has been increased, both to provide adequate strength for re-enactment use and to present a safer profile at the ends of the guard. Another innovation is the provision of an all-leather scabbard, in contrast with the rigid scabbards normally provided with our Practical swords - this is designed both to provide an extra margin of safety when combatants fall on the scabbard in battle and also to minimze the need for replacement scabbards. The sword is supplied with the grip and scabbard in a neutral-colored leather to allow customization to the owners taste.

    Total Length: 126cm
    Blade Length: 97cm
    Handle Length: 23cm
    Weight: 1644g
    Blade Edge: 2.5-3mm
    Blade Steel: 5160
    Edge: Blunt
    Pommel: Peened
    ScabbardWood, Leather, Steel

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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    Excl. Tax: £217.00 Incl. Tax: £260.40

  • Scottish Basket Hilt Sword

    Basket hilt swords have a special status in the history of swords: basket hilts represent the most advanced development of a dagger hilt but they are combined with wide, heavy blades like the ones found on medieval swords. The Scottish basket hilt sword is a very distinctive example because the hilt is unusually round and is traditionally lined with red fabric. The steel blade has three fullers and its width puts it squarely within the cutting weapon category. Although this basket hilt sword is single-edged, two sharpened edges are more typical. Made of wood and leather, the grip is wrapped with a metal cord. Our basket hilt sword comes with a black leather scabbard featuring a mount and chape.

    Total length: 100 cm
    Blade length: 84 cm
    Grip length: 11.5 cm
    Weight: 1.79 kg
    Blade thickness (base): 4.5 mm
    Blade thickness (CoP): 4 mm
    Blade width (base): 4.3 cm
    Blade width (CoP): 3.6 cm
    Point of Balance (PoB): 10.5 cm
    Centre of Percussion (CoP): 26 cm
    Blade: High Carbon Steel
    Edge: Blunt
    Pommel: Peened
    ScabbardLeather, Wood, Brass

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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    Excl. Tax: £191.67 Incl. Tax: £230.00

  • Sir William Marshal Sword - Damascus Steel

    The Paul Chen single-hand Damascus Steel Marshall Sword from Hanwei sets new standards of quality and authenticity in broadsword construction. The sword is based on an original, now in a British museum, used by one of England’s finest knights, Sir William Marshall, who served the crown faithfully under Henry II, Richard the Lionheart and Jack Lackland. This sword features a forged - folded Swedish powder steel blade with excellent handling characteristics. Tempered to a tough HRC 54, the blade section features a central ridged fuller and full-length distal taper - a tough test for the bladesmith but resulting in a superb combination of speed and strength. The grip is leather wrapped and laced and the guard and pommel are elegant in their functional simplicity. The scabbard is leather-covered with steel mounts. Truly a sword for the connoisseur.

    Total length
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     101.6cm
    Blade length: 84.4cm
    Grip length: 10.8cm
    Weight: 1.5kg
    Blade thickness (base): 0.56cm
    Blade width (base): 4.65cm
    Blade: Damascus Steel
    Edge: Sharp
    Pommel: Peened
    ScabbardLeather, Wood, Steel

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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    Excl. Tax: £289.80 Incl. Tax: £347.76

  • Vendel Viking Sword Spatha

    Between 1881 and 1883, excavations in the Swedish village of Vendel brought a total of 14 graves to light. Researchers there found a number of weapons and pieces of armour dating from the 6th to the 8th century. These artefacts were so important that even today, similar swords from the same epoch are called "Vendel type." This sword is also contemporary with the period of the Norse hero Beowulf.

    With its very straight blade and wide fuller, our spatha is a good example of this type. Another common features of these weapons is that their crossguards and pommels are both made of metal parts combined with organic material and riveted. Only warriors who distinguished themselves on the battlefield had a ring at the top of their pommel. The tang of this Vendel Spatha is enclosed by a grip of fine wood. The scabbard is made of leather and can be worn over your shoulder.

    Total length: 93 cm
    Blade length: 76.5 cm
    Grip length: 8 cm
    Weight: 0.98 kg
    Blade thickness (base): 4.4 mm
    Blade thickness (CoP): 3.1 mm
    Blade width (base): 4.5 cm
    Blade width (CoP): 3.3 cm
    Point of Balance (PoB): 12 cm
    Centre of Percussion (CoP): 24 cm
    Blade: High Carbon Steel
    Edge: Blunt
    ScabbardWood, Leather

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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    Excl. Tax: £210.87 Incl. Tax: £253.04

  • Bastard Sword - Antiqued

    The strong and fearless Swiss and Germans originally carried these early weapons, although Bastard swords soon became popular in other parts of continental Europe and the British Isles. The term “Bastard” undoubtedly comes from the fact that the sword, because of its design, has no legitimate claim to being classified as either a uniquely single-handed or two-handed weapon. The Bastard Sword was a weapon developed for the use of the foot soldier and had become quite common by the early 1500’s. The combat styles developed for the Bastard Sword were the particular speciality of the Northern Europe Cultures, with the German nations being at the forefront in its development and use. Our Bastard Sword is finished in an antique patina, making for an outstanding authentic appearance.

    Total length: 127.3cm
    Blade length: 98.4cm
    Grip length: 23.5cm
    Weight: 1160g
    Blade thickness (base): 0.65cm
    Blade thickness (CoP): 0.39cm
    Blade width (base):  5cm
    Point of Balance (PoB): 14cm
    Centre of Percussion (CoP): 63.5cm
    Blade: High Carbon Steel
    Edge: Sharp
    Pommel: Peened
    Scabbard: Wood, Leather, Steel

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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    Excl. Tax: £190.43 Incl. Tax: £228.52

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