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

[ Linked Image ]
[ Linked Image ]
[ Linked Image ]
[ Linked Image ]
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.

Last edited by Adam Rose on Sun 17 Jan, 2010 10:50 am; edited 1 time in total
I think the hilt (except the size) is excellent done.


Page 1 of 1

Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum

All contents © Copyright 2003-2006 myArmoury.com — All rights reserved
Discussion forums powered by phpBB © The phpBB Group
Switch to the Full-featured Version of the forum