Hanwei/Tinker Longsword

Hanwei/Tinker Longsword

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Designed by legendary sword smith Michael 'Tinker' Pearce. One of the most popular and inexpensive Longswords ever made with truly amazing handling characteristics. Rarely in stock for long, if you see it available grab it before it sells out! MSRP $465

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Our Tinker Longswords (Oakeshott Type XVIIIa) provide the WMA practitioner with a fast, well-balanced sword that will perform beautifully in skilled hands.

The semi-fullered sharp blades exhibit a quick profile taper with a diamond section out to the tip, providing the necessary stiffness for the cutting stroke. The flattened scent-stopper pommel (Type T-1) forms a natural extension of the double-hand grip and the square-section guard provides solid security.What others are saying about the Tinker Pearce Longswords:

"I had the opportunity to handle the prototype Tinker Pearce Line Longswords by CAS/Hanwei, and they are beautiful, well-balanced, quick-handling swords at an excellent price. The sharp and blunt versions handle almost identically in cuts, thrusts, and quick posta (guard) transitions. These promise to be the mid-priced training weapon of choice for longsword studies." Sean Hayes, Maestro d`armi,Northwest Fencing Academy and University of Oregon


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.

How to Use

Extremely well balanced blade designed for backyard cutting and practicing historical medieval swordsmanship cutting techniques.
Overall: 47" Blade Length: 35" Handle Length: 12" Weight: 2lb 14oz Point of Balance: 3 1/2" Point of Harmonics: 21 3/4" Width at Guard: 2 1/8" Width at Tip: 3/4" Thickness at Guard: 25" Thickness at Tip: .09"

Materials and Construction

Monotempered 5160 Marquenched Spring Steel Factory sharpened blade. Wood core leather covered handle and scabbard with steel throat and chape. Fully dismountable with allen key lock in pommel.
Shipping only the newest stock direct from the manufacturers warehouse in Tennessee within 1-2 business days. $20 Flat Rate Shipping for 1-2 Swords or FREE if 3 or more swords ordered at the same time. International shipping currently unavailable due to the length Shipping only the newest stock direct from the manufacturers warehouse in Tennesse within 1-2 business days. $20 Flat Rate Shipping for 1-2 Swords or FREE if 3 or more swords ordered at the same time. International shipping currently unavailable Sorry, US orders only (click here for the workaround). Click here for more shipping information

Warranty Info

Each sword is guaranteed to be as described and 100% genuine product. Each sword is also covered by in full by the Manufacturers Warranty PLUS our extended LIFETIME Warranty against blade breakage. Click here for detailed warranty information

Return Policy

Satisfaction Guaranteed. We proudly stand behind every product we sell. If you are not pleased with your purchase you can return it to us within 30 days of purchase in original, unused condition for a full refund minus shipping and 10% restock fee. Click here for more info on our guarantees

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Nice sword, great value. 12/25/2015
By Brian Carter
I am very pleased with this sword and would recommend it to anyone looking for a "working man's sword". For the price I would consider it entry level but that is where this sword really excels. While it's obviously not ornate, the function, balance, fit and finish are excellent.

The blade has a nice compromise of flexibility and stiffness. There are very minor variations of thickness in the blade (adds a little character) but the overall symmetry is very good. The scabbard is nicely done and the sword seats firmly, not loose or binding.

It handles very well, even for a novice to longswording, different wards and blows came naturally with a little practice. The sharpness is where I wanted it to be, not too sharp but it wouldn't take much to put a keen edge on this weapon. If I ever want to change the grip, the removable pommel is a nice bonus.

One last thing I wanted to mention was the excellent customer service from the SBG store. Eight days from order to delivery during the Christmas rush was a pleasant surprise.