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Del Tin Gothic Hand and a Half Sword – Brown Grip

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$536.75

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The Del Tin Gothic Hand and a Half Sword is based on a 15th century original held in the Royal Armouries Museum Leeds, England and features a sharply tapering blade of diamond cross section. The guard is made of steel with a slightly “s” shaped curve and open work designs. The wood grip is covered in brown leather and wrapped with twisted steel wire on the upper portion. Topping it off is a solid steel wheel pommel. The unsharpened blade is made of well tempered Chrome-Vanadium steel with a hardness of 50HRC and is peened to the pommel for durability.

Overall Length51 1/4''
Blade Length40 5/8''
Weight3 lb 9 oz
EdgeUnsharpened
Width51.2 mm
Thickness5 mm - 4.8 mm
PommelPeened
P.O.B.5 1/2''
Grip Length8''
Blade [Chrome-Vanadium Steel]
ClassBattle Ready
ManufacturerDel Tin
Country of OriginItaly

1 review for Del Tin Gothic Hand and a Half Sword – Brown Grip

  1. Quinn W.

    DT5157BR, Del Tin Gothic hand and a half Brown grip Pros:
    Guard is tightly fitted no movement after light use, only slight gaps in the centre of the tang slot which are easily shimmed.
    Blade comes with a coating of varnish to protect from rust which is easily removed.
    The blade is properly treated and is just soft enough to be bevelled with a file while still flexing and returning to true.
    Synthetic leather is glued well, seem is barley noticeable.
    Sword is relatively well balanced.
    Cuts light targets well.

    Cons:
    Pins on the handle are cheap craft store brass fasteners, not overly comfortable in hand, and are easily removed
    As the sword came the peen was not representative of the imagery, it was done very roughly with denting/hammer marks on the pommel itself, peen also came loose quickly.
    The slot in the pommel where the tang is inserted is poorly fitted resulting in movement to the left and right of the edge when loose.
    Wire wrapping and entire handle came slightly loose with light use.
    Handle is wrapped in synthetic leather which is easily damaged compared to genuine leather.
    Blade is slightly too flexible, not a large issue.
    Sword is not truly a hand and a half, its more suited to a two handed longsword.
    Conclusion:
    the handle as a whole required reinforcing, peen was easily fixed, but i would recommend having the peen removed, the handle epoxied to fill gaps and prevent wiggling, then the pommel peen welded to prevent loosening. If the wire grip loosens, it can be fixed with generous amounts of superglue spread as to fill the gaps between wires, and then lightly sanded back down to the metal.
    As it stands this is a earlier version of this sword, and i would recommend purchasing the lighter version as it is more current. (DT5155)

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