Tinker Early Viking Sword

Tinker Early Viking Sword – Sharp

Vikingasvärd från Michael ”Tinker” Pearce Tinker Early Viking Sword – Sharp Michael ‘Tinker’ Pearce has designed a series of swords made by Hanwei in 5160

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Michael ‘Tinker’ Pearce has designed a series of swords made by Hanwei in 5160
steel, which emphasise authenticity, functionality and performance. To satisfy
the sparring and cutting needs of Western Martial Artist, each of the 7 styles
being made in live (sharp) and sparring (blunt) versions, each sword has
outstanding handling characteristics. The carefully controlled heat treating of
5160-steel (Tinker’s blade steel of choice) by the ‘Marquenching’ process
produces an excellent combination of toughness and flexibility at a hardness
of HRC 50-52 allowing for superior edge retention on the sharps, anti burr and
tip-flexing safety features on the blunts. Replacement blades are available for
all swords in the series.

While not a direct copy of any particular sword, the viking sword design was
inspired by historical examples from the early 9th century, most notably finds
from the Trondheim, Norway where the circular indentation hilt decoration was
popular. The scabbards are provided with suspension points and a period chape,
giving the sheathed sword a very attractive appearance. The construction of the
Viking ”pair” differs from other swords in the Tinker series as much as they
are tang-riveted (peened) in period fashion re-enactment requirements, and the
blunt blade is very much directed towards re-enactment rather than sparring.
However, as with the other swords in the series, replacement blades are
available for those with the knowledge to undertake the task of removing and
replacing peened blades. The handling characteristics of the two swords are
virtually identical.

Key Features
– 5160 Marquenched Spring Steel
– Peened Pommel
– Tinker Approved

Overall: approx. 95 cm
Blade Length: approx. 78.50 cm
Handle Length: approx. 16.50 cm
Weight: approx. 1.250 kg
Point of Balance: approx. 12 cm
Point of Harmonics: approx. 51.50 cm
Width at Guard: approx. 5.50 cm
Width at Tip: approx. 3.80 cm
Thickness at Guard: approx. 0.50 cm
Thickness at Tip: approx. 0.22 cm
Blade material: 5160 spring steel
Handle Material: Leather covered wood