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Markus Fischer




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PostPosted: Mon 13 Jul, 2020 7:18 am    Post subject: Experience with the Hanwei Rhinelander Bastardsword         Reply with quote

I am considering to buy the Hanwei Rhinelander Bastardsword, and wanted to know if there is anyone that owns it and would be willing to share some of his experience.
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Mark Moore




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PostPosted: Mon 13 Jul, 2020 9:22 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Over all, it's really a fantastic sword. A bit blade-heavy, but that's just to be expected. I wish it had a ring on both sides of the guard...but oh well. Get one. You'll love it.
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Markus Fischer




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PostPosted: Tue 14 Jul, 2020 3:44 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Well, first youre listing the things you dont like about it, then youre telling me that the sword is great and that I should buy it Wink
Whats about the positive side? Why is it as good as youre saying?
Btw I saw a review of it where the balance has been pretty close to the guard (9-13 cm), which would mean that it cant be very bladeheavy.
Furthermore I heard people concern about the blade being floppy (not stiff enough)....did you encounter this problem as well?
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Edward Lee




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PostPosted: Tue 14 Jul, 2020 12:30 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I have this sword as well, bought it when it first came out. There is no real pro to this piece other than it's price at the time( was $60 less on kult of athena compared to now). The cons on the other hand should vary between each pieces. Mine had an uneven distal taper and a very wobbly blade, does not affect cutting just an annoyance. The biggest gripe is the handle, the wood is cracked. I suspect it came cracked, figured it out after some weird rattling, although this was replaced later.

All in all if you are looking for a beater then this sword is not bad, a hit or miss just like any other sub $300 dollar sword. I do like how long the grip is and there is much blade presence. The problem is quality control, again a hit or miss. A guy at SBG forum had this sword and his model did not have a single problem.

Regarding quality control it can go from minor annoyance to major failure.
http://myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.29083.html

If you are looking at hanwei swords, I would suggest Hanwei Hand and a half sword. This model was very popular and the price only change a small bit over the decade, a solide choice. The old model had a problem of using hollow pommel, I think that's been long fixed. Although there are complaints suggesting the pommel is "too big".
http://www.kultofathena.com/product.asp?item=...Half+Sword
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