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Designed by legendary sword smith Michael 'Tinker' Pearce. MSRP $359
The Hanwei/Tinker Norman sword with its distinctive cruciform guards and brazil-nut pommel. Listed here is the sharpened version, harmonically balanced to optimize cutting ability. The blade is forged in 5160 high carbon steel and marquenched to HRc50-52, allowing superior edge retention.The grip is wood-cored and leather-covered over a cord wrap.
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.