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Adam Rose





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PostPosted: Sat 16 Jan, 2010 5:28 pm    Post subject: Hanwei Charlemagne Saber         Reply with quote

The price on these came down a bit ($482 at KOA) and I couldn't resist it any more...





More photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/awrose/tags/charlemagne/

35.5" overall
28" blade
POB 4 3/4"

The original sword: http://bilddatenbank.khm.at/viewArtefact?id=100469

I don't think it quite matches the proportions of the original - I don't have detailed measurements but I wouldn't be surprised if the hilt on the repro is a bit bigger (it seems quite large, and it's overall about 1.5" longer than the original). I haven't weighed it, but I think it's probably also several oz heavier.

The other thing that sticks out on a close examination is the etching on the blade - I'm not positive how it was done (laser etching?) but it definitely doesn't look authentic up close. I don't think that's particularly unreasonable given the price point, though.

Quibbles aside, it's a very pretty sword, and I like it quite a bit so far.


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Henrik Zoltan Toth




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PostPosted: Sun 17 Jan, 2010 9:54 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I think the hilt (except the size) is excellent done.

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