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.
- Battle-ready Sword Category : SK-A.
Learn more about our classification for blunt practical swords.
- 5160 Marquenched Spring Steel.
- Peened Pommel.
- Tinker Approved.
- Total length: approx. 95 cm.
- Blade length: approx. 77 cm.
- Handle length: approx. 17 cm.
- Weight: approx. 1.250 kg.
- Manufacturer's code: SH2409.
Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.
Shipping time: 7 to 14 Days.