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Michael Pearce
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PostPosted: Thu 26 Mar, 2009 9:05 pm    Post subject: CAS/Hanwei 'Great Sword of War' prototype... almost.         Reply with quote



Oakeshott Type: XIIIa
Overall Length: 47-3/8 inches
Blade Length: 36 inches
Blade width @ Base: 2-1/4 inches
Blade Width 4 inches from point: 1-1/2 inch
Blade Thickness @ Base: .208 inch
Blade Thickness 2 inches from Point: .110 inch
Hilt Overall Length: 11-3/8 inches
Length of Handle: 9 inches
Guard Type: 2
Pommel Type: J
Center of Gravity: 6 inches from guard
Location of Blade Node (measured from Guard): 23-3/4 inches
Primary Hilt Node: approx. 1 inch from cross on handle
Weight: 3lbs 8 oz
This sword was made at the request of a customer who saw the original prototype for the upcoming CAS/HanweiGreat Sword of War at SHOT Show and wanted one like it. This piece was made from the 'back-up' blank that I sent through heat treat with the original in case I messed that one up. Since I never got decent photos or specs off of that piece so I thought that I would show this one. I expect that the appearance and specs of the production piece will be very close to those of this sword.

Michael 'Tinker' Pearce
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Sean O Stevens




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PostPosted: Thu 26 Mar, 2009 10:21 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hell yes...

As you know, Mr. Pearce, I have been drooling over this one ever since that little video where you showed the prototype. I didn't think to ask you to just make one... however, it likely would have been cost-prohibitive for me to do so. I can not WAIT for these to get made and released... I want one of these very much.
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Eric W. Norenberg





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PostPosted: Thu 26 Mar, 2009 11:25 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sean O Stevens wrote:
Hell yes....


I'll second that...

Just bloody screams "cutting party", doesn't it? Lovely as always, Master Pearce! Hope the new owner enjoys it.

-Eric
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Joel Chesser




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PostPosted: Fri 27 Mar, 2009 12:31 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I have absolutely loved everything you have put out for this line, and this is no exception.
..." The person who dosen't have a sword should sell his coat and buy one."

- Luke 22:36
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N. Prauda




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PostPosted: Fri 27 Mar, 2009 1:41 am    Post subject: Re: CAS/Hanwei 'Great Sword of War' prototype... almost.         Reply with quote

Michael Pearce wrote:

This sword was made at the request of a customer who saw the original prototype for the upcoming CAS/HanweiGreat Sword of War at SHOT Show and wanted one like it.


He certainly is not alone! Very, very impressive.
Any idea on when these would be available?

-n.
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Michael Pearce
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PostPosted: Fri 27 Mar, 2009 7:40 am    Post subject: Re: CAS/Hanwei 'Great Sword of War' prototype... almost.         Reply with quote

[quote="N. Prauda"]
Michael Pearce wrote:



He certainly is not alone! Very, very impressive.
Any idea on when these would be available?

-n.


I wish that I could say that I did... I'm hoping to see a prototype by Blade Show in May...

Michael 'Tinker' Pearce
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Jeremiah Swanger




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PostPosted: Fri 27 Mar, 2009 11:11 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Eric W. Norenberg wrote:
Sean O Stevens wrote:
Hell yes....


I'll second that...

Just bloody screams "cutting party", doesn't it? Lovely as always, Master Pearce! Hope the new owner enjoys it.

-Eric


I was thinking more along the lines of "Zombie Cleaver", but "cutting party" is close enough...

"Rhaegar fought nobly.
Rhaegar fought valiantly.
Rhaegar fought honorably.
And Rhaegar died."

- G.R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire
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Eric W. Norenberg





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PostPosted: Fri 27 Mar, 2009 11:44 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jeremiah Swanger wrote:
Eric W. Norenberg wrote:
Sean O Stevens wrote:
Hell yes....



Just bloody screams "cutting party", doesn't it?

-Eric


I was thinking more along the lines of "Zombie Cleaver", but "cutting party" is close enough...


Hey, you bring the zombies, I'll host the party - I'm close to a softball field Wink
-E
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Jeremiah Swanger




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PostPosted: Fri 27 Mar, 2009 12:09 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Eric W. Norenberg wrote:

Hey, you bring the zombies, I'll host the party - I'm close to a softball field Wink
-E


Fair enough. I'll need some monkey bones, an old top hat, eye of newt, and a bottle of aged rum.

"Rhaegar fought nobly.
Rhaegar fought valiantly.
Rhaegar fought honorably.
And Rhaegar died."

- G.R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire
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M. Eversberg II




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PostPosted: Fri 27 Mar, 2009 8:36 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Eek! WTF?! Surprised Eek!

M.

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Dan MacDonald




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PostPosted: Mon 30 Mar, 2009 2:20 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

THAT is one fine looking blade Michael, any plans on a simalar looking XIIA ?
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Andy Leach




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PostPosted: Mon 30 Mar, 2009 8:03 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Theres my baby!

it looks gorgeous Tinker, thank you so much!

you guys will surely be impressed if the CAS one is half as sublime in the hand as the Custom, it has the authority of any powerful cutter but seems strangely light and lively in the hand, Truly magnificent!

also, on this one, how is the pommel fitted? is it in the take-down method or peened? how will the CAS one be produced?

as steel sharpens steel, so one man sharpens another.
Proverbs 27:17
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Michael Pearce
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PostPosted: Tue 31 Mar, 2009 12:40 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This one is take-down but the production swords will be peened. As to doing a similar XIIa- the thought has crossed my mind, but CAS?H is already backlogged getting stuff into productions so it won't be any time too soon.
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