The Paul Chen / Hanwei Forge produces the finest quality reproductions . Welcome to Paul Chen Hanwei swords. As an official distributor of the incredible line of Cas Hanwei swords, our goal is to make your shopping experience easy. CAS Iberia began as an importer of quality knives from Spain and has since grown into Ancient weapon of European tribes recreated by Hanwei and Svord .

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A readily available high quality Katana and good choice to dip one’s toe in the higher end. Hanwei Solingen Rapier Nice enough on the inside, but let down by what is ‘under the caa.

Or am I missing something? Jul 28 Legacy Arms Shipment! I really want one of the Paper Crane, not quite a nihonto, but still a very classic looking sword. The Classic Series is their traditional style of sword, the new L6 and Tamahagne have the are members of the Classic line and not the Performance. I really like the new stuff coming from Paul Cataoog, yes the Performance line is wider and has no niku, but they are meant to be strictly competition cutters, which is why they still have the Classic line, which is still functional, but appeals more to collectors because of their “traditional” lines.

The Elite profile has no niku, is wider and thinner than traditional blades. The original entry level Katana. Which means that for now Bugei are about the only alternative das that Primarily, Swedish Powder Steel.

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Check out our Yanone Katana Cutting test here: The edge is still martensitic and as the geometry isn’t supporting it, still prone to chipping on hard targets.


However, from the new Japanese swords, almost none have niku, all too wide blades with a flat edge and rather thin section. Hanwei Practical Norman It’s sturdy, blunt and cheap, and a favorite of re-enactors on a budget. Page catalpg of 2 1 2 Last Css to page: Hanwei Practical Plus Elite An excellent sword for the money with several huge improvements over earlier models.

A lot of fun hawnei. Too many I don’t ctaalog adding a 31″ iaito to a few of the models is unreasonable. But I wanted a good quality shinken and matching iaito set for tameshigiri: Hanwei Cromwell Sword Ornate, and a fairly faithful replica of the original with a decently made blade and eye catching fittings.

Hanwei Raptor Nanbokucho Designed by Shihan James Williams from the Bugei company, these are excellent blades but not without a few issues. The official CAS Iberia site is the most expensive price to buy them at. Honestly, I used to never have faith in PC Hanwei.

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Get them while they last! Ok, enough of that I train with at least 5 other people who are taller than I am. A Damascus folded steel blade with austere fittings. We actually did introduce two new models of ‘traditional’ Shinogi Zukuri into the line this year with the Three Monkey and Tea Culture.

It seems to be what most of the market wants. Join Date Dec Posts The first Wakizashi on the market it still holds its own, but while practical isn’t much of a looker.

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Just by the Catalog, it really does look like Hanwei is going to step up and start producing some really great swords also, most of the “Iberia” line seems to be gone. European Swords, Armor and Clothing. Originally Posted by Ron Salter. I checked out the Tea Culture and it looks quite nice for some reason I always skipped over it before. Results 1 to 25 of Hanwei Sword of St Maurice A exceptionally good replica of the original, though it had a catakog teething troubles to get there.

Hanwei Albrecht Historically accurate, handles well and tough as nails. I think it’s gonna be an expensive year. On the good side, their QC seems to have improved, their hamon look much better and they adopted more conservative sized tsuka not good for everybody but I guess better for the average user. Hanwei Practical Ninja-to Historical or not, its a fast mean little stabby cutter of a sword.

All times are GMT hsnwei Originally Posted by Brian Brazier.

I honestly think that if they continue to do good moves like working with custom smiths Tinker and constantly making adjustments to their catallg, then we could see some great things come out of their shop.

Join Date May Posts A decent piece from Hanwei, but far too expensive for what it is.

Nothing on length though?? The current crop of “performance” swords Which is a ridiculous name! I see your reasoning