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Hanwei Practical Viking Sword

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The Hanwei Practical Viking sword is designed with the reenactor in mind. The blade is made of well tempered high carbon steel with a blunt edge and rounded tip for safer sparring. The guard and pommel are solid steel, while the grip is wood with a leather wrap. Includes a wood look fiberglass scabbard with steel accents and hanging rings.

Overall Length35 3/4''
Blade Length30''
Weight2 lb 4 oz
Width38.5 mm
Thickness6.3 mm - 4 mm
P.O.B.6 3/16''
Grip Length3 3/4''
ClassSport Combat
Country of OriginChina

4 reviews for Hanwei Practical Viking Sword

  1. Rick L.

    Beast !!! Great feel in the hand. Handel’s great. Heavier than listed in the discription mine was about 2lbs 13oz but i’m sure the weight varies from sword to sword. Be careful, the edges are thick and squared and i put it through the face of an absolute force fencing helmet, but once they were rounded out it became a lot safer to spare with. Great sword for the price

  2. Ian S.

    Best Hanwei I’ve Handled TL;DR Buy it.

    Disclaimer: I am quite a vocal critic of Hanwei products, having owned several and tested even more, but I thoroughly enjoy this one.

    Great functional blade for sparring and drilling. Only qualm with the steel is that it quite rigid – refrain from thrusting in sparring. It is balanced and weighted similarly to similar swords that go for 10x the price.

    Beware – In typical Hanwei fashion, the handle leather is only held on by glue and will come off with use. Paint the cord underneath your favorite color and continue sparring. Also, I am not personally fond of the guard and pommel shape (seem too bulky), but at this price point that is nitpicking.

    I would recommend this sword.

  3. Glock G.

    Got mine in 2010 and it’s still going strong in our tough sessions! This is a workhorse for our viking combat training. It’s been bashed on other steels and viking shields for 8 years and it’s still going great. We grabbed two at the time and both have been solid. They are plain and business like, but that is realistic. Not everyone needs a mantelpiece display, this one is a training sword that’s reliable, I think I will have this in 20 more years time. For guys with big hands, the grip might be small leading to a handshake grip rather than hammer grip. Cutting down on thick gloves and having just buckskin gloves will help, BUT you need to know how to protect your hands in demo’s etc. where there’s a chance of collision. It’s an easy to wield sword, it’s fast and not as tip heavy as many I’ve come across. Functional. Very pleased with these.

  4. Gabe Glick (verified owner)

    I am going to give you an honest review. I got this for my birthday, my first sword ever, and I am happy with it. So, pros and cons. Pros, it is comfortable to hold and it has a nice balance to it, not perfect but nice. and I have hit a couple tree’s with it and it did not break so its good. Cons, the blade is not straight, it is slightly bent near the top and is all wiggly along the edge, so it was something with the heat treating or they just did not care. So, its a good starter blade, and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to start getting into medieval reenactment or just to use swords, so I think its a good weapon, not the best, but good.

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