Red dragon (Pre-Sale) Hand-and-a-half sword, battle-ready tempered

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Red dragon (Pre-Sale) Hand-and-a-half sword, battle-ready tempered

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This sword has an estimated delivery in the week of the 15th of July . Order now and get 10% discount!

New from Red Dragon (known for their high-quality HEMA plastic training swords) is this line of high-level replica historical swords. These swords are supplied with a leather scabbard with belt and are made of a high quality steel and hardness so that they are suitable for intensive training.

This sword is a replica of a 13th century historical one-and-a-half sword. It has a size between a single-handed and a two-handed sword. The grip is slightly larger than that of a one-hander, so that when you hit hard, you can put a hand on the grip for extra strength.

This one-and-a-half-hander has a wooden scabbard wrapped with brown leather and a brown leather grip. The edge is 3 mm thick so the sword is suitable for re-enactment battles and HEMA. In addition, the blade is tempered and made from EN42J spring steel. It has a core with a steel hardness of 45 HRC and the edge has a hardness of 50 HRC. Because of the two different hardnesses, the sword is flexible and less brittle than comparable models. This sword is a combination of excellent craftsmanship and years of HEMA experience.

The sword lends itself best for slashing, is durable and can be used very intensively for HEMA training.

Total length: 113 cm;
Blade length: 90 cm;
Grip length: 18 cm
Blade width at cross-guard: 5,2 cm
Blade width 10 cm from cross-guard: 4,8 cm;
Blade width 10 cm from tip: 2,5 cm;
Thickness: 3 mm (battle-ready);
Cross-guard width: 21,5 cm;
Point of balance: 17 cm below guard;
Weight excluding scabbard: 1365 g;
Weight including scabbard: 1800 g;
Material:spring steel EN42J;
Hardness: 45 HRC (core), 50 HRC (edge);
Pommel: riveted;
Material scabbard: wood, leather, steel;

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Wat een verschil tussen dit zwaard en dat andere (helaas niet bekend welk) zwaar dat ik kort uitprobeerde. De flexibiliteit die dit zwaard heeft geeft een heel 'natural feel'. Geen wonder dat aan sommige viking zwaarden die veel flexibeler magische krachten werden toegeschreven. Ik ben geen re-enacter of HEMA beoefenaar, maar fantasy liefhebber. In fantasy heb je vaak een normaal zwaard en een meesterlijk zwaard. Ik dacht dat dat geen verschil maakte, want je leest zo vaak een zwaard is een zwaard. Maar hier voelde ik direct verschil. Ik kan me dus ook voorstellen in de handen van een geoefende krijger dat een goed zwaard echt verschil maakt.

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