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Honshu Practice Broadsword

#805258
Manufacturer part number: UC3312
$41.99

Constructed from the highest grade of polypropylene available and closely mimicking an actual Medieval broadsword in length, size, weight, and feel, United Cutlery's practice sword is virtually unbreakable, remarkably stiff and cut resistant.
Ships separately, no express shipping available on this item. Cannot ship outside the US.

OVERVIEW

Having a safe, high quality sword to practice your skills with is of the utmost importance to your overall training. The Honshu Broadsword from United Cutlery is balanced and weighted to mimic the real thing. Constructed from the highest grade of polypropylene available, this practice sword is virtually unbreakable, remarkably stiff and cut resistant. Features a textured handle for a secure grip.

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SPECIFICATIONS

Attribute nameAttribute value
Overall Length43-1/2"
MaterialPolypropylene

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Better than the Cold Steel version, but could be improved
It's a good start to a practice weapon, I think.  However, there should be some changes, maybe in a later revision or Version 2.

I like the feel overall, but the balance is quite a bit off.  I would consider introducing a distal taper, and possibly reinforcing the hilt and pommel with steel to prevent bend/flex of the hilt.  Together, that would A) add a little weight to the overall sword, bringing it closer to the weight of a longsword and B) place the balance closer to the guard where it should be.  Center of gravity should be roughly 4 to 5 inches up the blade from the guard.  This sword's center of gravity is closer to 10 inches from the guard.

For safety reasons, I would round off the point considerably. I plan to modify mine and sand off about a half inch of the point.

I haven't used it, but took a chance on buying it because I liked the taper, and overall shape, thin guard, oval hilt.

Overall, I do like the product, but it could be improved to be more accurate in both weight and balance.
- James, August 08, 2020 | Verified Purchase
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