Hanwei / Tinker Sharp Early Medieval Sword

Manufacturer part number: SH2404

The Early Medieval Single Hand Sword is a perfect example of the classic, cruciform sword.
Ships separately, no express shipping available on this item. Cannot ship outside the US.


Paul Chen's / Tinker Early Medieval Sword is a single-handed Oakeshott Type XII piece, with sharp and blunt versions with identical handling characteristics available. The sharp sword is fullered for about two-thirds of its length, with a flattened diamond section out towards the tip. The cruciform hilt is attractive and functional.

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Attribute nameAttribute value
Overall Length38-1/2"
Blade Length31-3/4"
Weight2 lbs / 8 oz
Material5160 Carbon Steel


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Excellent one handed sword
Received this item today, so these are simply initial thoughts and impressions.

It looks pretty good. No defects noted yet. Sheath is black leather, not sure if genuine leather or not. Nice cap on the bottom with a flat tip for resting the sheathed sword on the ground. Draw is fairly easy, but with a nice snug fit with a fair amount of resistance. Sword does rattle a bit in the tip of the sheath.

Grip appears to be made of the same leather as the sheath. Pommel is very shiny. Smears and shows any amount off fingerprints or oil from the hand quite easily.

Now for the fun stuff. I haven't done much with it yet, but I did give a few practice swings.  Appears to be quite well balanced.  Balance point is approximately 5 inches above the crossguard. As to be expected from 5160 carbon steel, the blade is bendy. Like, very, very springy and bendy. The blade is sharp, but not super sharp. Blade gradually increases in sharpness as you proceed to the tip, all as expected.

All in all, I'm fairly pleased. So far, I feel I got exactly what was advertised and expected.
- Jacob, November 19, 2020 | Verified Purchase
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