Hanwei/Tinker Great Sword of War
Designed by legendary sword smith Michael 'Tinker' Pearce. MSRP $450
The Tinker Great Sword of War is designed and crafted purely as a cutting sword and, weighing in at a little less than four pounds, it is built to excel on heavy targets.
The 11” grip provides excellent leverage and static and dynamic balance are to Tinker’s demanding standards. The blade is again forged in 5160 and marquenched to HRc50-52. The hilt is retained by Tinker’s signature recessed sleeve mounting system, providing secure retention.
ABOUT THE TINKER DESIGNED SWORD LINE
CAS 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 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 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. 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.
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Featured positive reviews:
I'm surprised no one has written a review. I personally love this sword. It has great balance. It is made of good tempered steel. The one thing that makes me worry is the handle. It has a nut on the pommel that you can tighten if it gets loose but the handle seems light and it worries me the more you tighten the more stress is put on it. I haven't had to tighten mine more than once but I am in the process of making a solid oak handle.