$DROP Hanwei custom tinker Pearce bastard with fuller sharp Oct 13, 2019 0:05:06 GMT via mobile
Post by lordriebsam on Oct 13, 2019 0:05:06 GMT
Asking 150 shipped(130 plus 20 shipping)
Willing to negotiate and accept reasonable offers below 150 shipped
Shipped with usps priority 2 day shipping from pasadena MD,21122
Blade length-33 inches
Grip material- wooden core wrapped in cord which is then wrapped in a purple veg tanned lambhide with an outer chord wrap for good measure.
steel- 5160 high carbo. Spring steel that is marquenched
Leather handle length-4 1/4 inches
total length-40 inches
Weight-2 lbs 6 ounces
Point of balance- 6 inches from
Center of percussion- 11 inches from the tip
5.4- 2.5 mm distal taper(gotta double check) nice amount of distal taper on these though
Designed by noted sword smith Michael ''Tinker'' Pearce and manufactured by Hanwei, these bastard swords have been are made to satisfy the need of every Western Martial Arts practitioner and sword enthusiast with a matching set of sharp and blunt swords for cutting and safe training practice. The swords meet Tinker`s exacting quality requirements and are built in much the same way as his custom pieces. Each blade is forged from 5160 Spring Steel and quenched to the desired hardness of 50-53 HRC while the tang is drawn back to the low 30s HRC. The very end of the tang is threaded to fit an allen nut recessed into the pommel - this allows for dismantling of the hilt assembly for inspection or to exchange blades if needed.
This sword is unused and I've owned it and maintained it with hanwei oil and renaissance wax for over a year. This is a sword I wanted to keep but I decided 3 or 4 months ago, I was going to customize it and sell it.
I sharpened the blade and it is very very sharp now. Because of the new point of balance, this sword is actually a better cutting sword I would say. Mthe sharpness of the blade combined with the fact that ore weight is now being distributed forward, towards the center of percussion, and the sword is still plenty light enough to swing with 1 hand. It feels like a type X i would say but just a little more agile. It should cut lik3 a type X now too.
I grinded and filed the throat of the scabbard to fit this beautiful crossguard and you do get scabbard with frog. The crossguard alone is worth nearly 80 bucks, the scabbard alone I would say is worth another 80-100 dollars since it's hard to find custom hanwei t/p with scabbards
I'll even throw in the twisted pommel just in case u wanna try to salvage the twisted pommel.
Long story about this sword. I really dont even wanna type all of it.
Long story short as best I can. I bought these beautiful printed armory fittings from lg called "the warden". Beautiful twisted crossguard that twist into these elegant floral like ends on the quillions. I also have a beautiful twisted scent stopper shaped pommel but I do believe I destroyed the pommel and I dont think there Is any way to save this 80 dollar twisted pommel. Maybe u could machine the pommel to fit on a greatsword or something but idk.
So I bought the warden fittings for 160 dollars.
I didnt read the part in the description where it said pommel was designed to be peened but can be MACHINED to fit a hex nut assembly. Keyword -MACHINED. I totally missed that part when purchasing these fittings and I figured I was just gonna have to do some file work on the tab or something to fit the pommel on. I fit the crossguard easy enough with a grinder. I thought the pommel was going to be the easiest part but in fact it wa is possible for me to do without a milling machine/drill press. I did the crossguard in like 2 hrs. Crossguard was the easy part. Pommel kicked my ass for months. I snapped the original threads off when trying to beat the pommel on with a hammer. After I snapped the threads off, I was pissed but I figured whatever it wont effect the balance too much so I grinded the tang down,rethreaded it, and I kept filing the pommel for months, grinding the tang, and shortening the tang. I had a cut off limit of 6 1/2 inch tang, and I reached it and decided to give up on the warden pommel and salvage it as best i can
I finally went back to read description a few weeks back and that's when I realized I destroyed the warden pommel. I really want to buy a new pommel before selling this but I cannot afford it so I'm selling it as is
So to salvage the sword, I just decided to fit the stock pommel back on,cut and reshape and rewrap the handle with added risers (i had the albrecht type 18b handle in mind when I reshaped it ) and sell it as is. Balance is not what it's supposed to be and theres only 4 1/4 inches of circumfrential grip space because of the disc pommel. If you buy a writhen scentstopper pommel or a twisted scent stopper pommel from printed armory, you get 2 extra inches of circumfrential grip and it remains even more of a true bastard sword. You can still grip this with 2 hands comfortably with disc pommel but I reccomend a scent stopper for comfort,weight,balance, and aesthetics.
I know the balance can be brought back to at least 4-5 inches with a longer pommel that weighs 13-20 oz at very most. It will look awesome with a writhen or twisted scent stopper pommel and I know theres a way you can get a pommel that weighs 13-15 oz at least. If you are comfortable working on the blade itself, you can extend the fuller to reduce weight and/or even shorten it and reprofile.
Even if you dont want to do any of that, this sword remains an unused, properly sharpened fully functional custom hanwei tinker Pearce with custom scabbard.