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  • German Longsword

    We call this elegant edged weapon a "German Longsword," but this type of blade was widely used in Europe during the Late Middle Ages. Its slender shape, acute point and lack of fuller predetermine this sword for use as a thrusting weapon against knightly plate armor. Wielding this blade with two hands greatly increased the probability of scoring a hit in the enemy's weak spot. Our German long sword features a hilt with a striking design: the meander incised in the crossguard is repeated in the pear-shaped pommel. The wooden grip is wrapped in smooth, brown leather for increased control and comfort.

    Our German Longsword comes with a brown leather scabbard including a mount and chape.

    Total length: 113 cm
    Blade length: 91.5 cm
    Grip length: 14.5 cm
    Weight: 1.59 kg
    Blade thickness (base): 4.8 mm
    Blade thickness (CoP): 3.8 mm
    Blade width (base): 5.1 cm
    Blade width (CoP): 3.7 cm
    Point of Balance (PoB): 12.5 cm
    Centre of Percussion (CoP): 29 cm
    Oakeshott type: XVa
    Blade: High Carbon Steel
    Edge: Blunt
    Pommel: Peened
    Scabbard: Leather, Wood, Steel

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

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    Excl. Tax: £187.50 Incl. Tax: £225.00

  • Cromwell Sword

    Oliver Cromwell (1599 – 1658) was a powerful figure in English history during and after the English Civil War, when he rose from the rank of Captain of Horse to Lord Protector of England. His sword, said to have been carried at the battle of Drogheda in 1649, has been remarkably well preserved and is displayed in the permanent collection of the Royal Armouries in Leeds, England. The Paul Chen Cromwell Sword is an accurate replica of the original “mortuary” hilt style and features a blackened guard decorated in a gold foliage pattern with a wire-wound sharkskin grip. As the original sword now lacks a scabbard , we have provided a design typical of the period. This piece of English history is a must for the ECW collector and re-enactor.

    Total length: 110.5cm
    Blade length: 83.2cm
    Grip length: 9.8cm
    Weight: 1.47kg
    Blade thickness (base) 0.5cm
    Blade thickness (CoP): 0.36cm
    Blade width (base): 3.4cm
    Point of Balance (PoB): 8.9cm
    Centre of Percussion (CoP): 53.3cm
    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: £278.60 Incl. Tax: £334.32

  • HEMA Basket Hilt Sword Starter Kit 4

    Everything you need to get started in the competitive world of Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA)

    Includes:
    Basket Hilt Xtreme Sparring Sword
    Red Dragon Fencing Mask
    Red Dragon Weapon Sparring Gloves
    Red Dragon Throat Protector
    Red Dragon Groin Protector
    Red Dragon Knee & Shin Protectors
    Red Dragon Sword and Kit Bag - Mk II Learn More
    Excl. Tax: £200.83 Incl. Tax: £241.00

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Hand-and-a-Half Sword

    Paul Chen swords are crafted in much the same way as swords were made centuries ago, except now the blades are forged from high-carbon spring steel. The blade finish is far from being polished again more closely replicating what the medieval swordsmith was able to achieve. Except as noted the grips are leather covered hardwood. Fittings are either steel or solid brass. These swords will appeal to the re-enactor who wants a sword with the same appearance as the originals.

    This version of a 16th-century piece provides an economical and versatile cutting sword. Balance is excellent, providing a sword which lends itself to both single and two-handed use.

    Total length: 94.6cm
    Blade length: 69.3cm
    Grip length: 19cm
    Weight: 1280g
    Blade thickness (base): 0.6cm
    Blade width (base): 4.5cm
    Blade: 1566 High Carbon Steel 
    Edge: Sharp
    Pommel: Peened
    ScabbardWood, Leather, Steel

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

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    Excl. Tax: £191.50 Incl. Tax: £229.80

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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