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Michael Pearce
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PostPosted: Thu 09 Apr, 2009 7:24 am    Post subject: New Type XIV arming sword         Reply with quote



Oakeshott Type: XIV
Overall Length: 36-3/8 inches
Blade Length: 29-7/8 inches
Blade width @ Base: 2-1/4 inches
Blade Width 3 inches from point: 7/8 inch
Blade Thickness @ Base: .215 inch
Blade Thickness 2 inches from Point: .076 inch
Distal taper is convex
Hilt Overall Length: 6-5/8 inches
Length of Handle: 4-1/16 inches
Guard Type: 7, curved
Pommel Type: J
Center of Gravity: 4-1/4 inches from guard
Location of Blade Node (measured from Guard): 18-1/4 inches
Primary Hilt Node: approx. 1/2 inch from cross on handle
Weight: 2lbs 8oz
Sword in the style of swords of the first half of the 14th C. The blade is Marquenched 5160 spring steel and is differential tempered to HRc58 at the cutting edge and HRc 45-48 through the spine, shoulder and tang.
The hilt furniture is of mild steel. The hilt is secured by passing the tang through the pommel and then peening the end of the tang over the nut. The handle is sandwiched hardwood wrapped in linen cord, then covered in leather.

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PostPosted: Thu 09 Apr, 2009 7:57 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very very nice! I don't know what draws me to types XIV and types XVI but it works every time.

Will that one be a prototype of the hanwei/Cas line?

Cheers,

J
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Michael Pearce
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PostPosted: Thu 09 Apr, 2009 8:01 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Julien M wrote:
Very very nice! I don't know what draws me to types XIV and types XVI but it works every time.

Will that one be a prototype of the hanwei/Cas line?

Cheers,

J


Thank you! No, this isn't a prototype for CAS/Hanwei.

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PostPosted: Thu 09 Apr, 2009 1:53 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Michael Pearce wrote:
Julien M wrote:
Very very nice! I don't know what draws me to types XIV and types XVI but it works every time.

Will that one be a prototype of the hanwei/Cas line?

Cheers,

J


Thank you! No, this isn't a prototype for CAS/Hanwei.


Michael, you are always doing this; tempting and teasing us with with these really great looking swords; getting us thinking that they might be a prototype for a new, mouth-watering CAS/Hanwei offering, only to shoot us down with the news that they ain't! Big Grin

Joking aside, I really like this one, its a shame its not going to be one of the new CAS/Hanwei range; like Julien, I too harbour a love of wide and pointy swords! Big Grin

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Michael Pearce
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PostPosted: Thu 09 Apr, 2009 3:45 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you! Unfortunately they can't all be production swords... especially in this economy. On the bright side I should be seeing the first production Viking Swords tomorrow and the Great Sword and Norman are in the works so there is some consolation...
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