Practical Tai Chi Sword - 28/30/32" Blade
Product Code: SH2008A
£130.00 (INC. VAT)
The Practical Taiji (Tai Chi) series from CAS Hanwei has been developed in response to many requests for a quality Taiji sword for everyday practice. Our SH2008 series features three blade lengths to suit the individual requirements of the Taiji practitioner. Featuring a steel guard and pommel the swords are correctly balanced and the blades are crafted in fully tempered high-carbon steel that are sharp. The flattened-diamond blade section produces a blade that is moderately stiff, while still allowing for some flexibility.
A tough padded Nylon Carrying Case (OH2280) for ease of transportation and a matching Tassel (OH2078) are available.
Designed for Tai Chi practitioners
Fully tempered high-carbon steel blade
Overall length: 34 1/2"
Blade length: 28"
Handle length: 6 1/3"
Weight: 1lb 3oz
Point of Balance: 4"
Width at Guard: 1.09"
Width at Tip: .75"
Thickness at Guard: .21"
Thickness at Tip: .11"
Box height: 41"
Box width: 4 1/4"
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Price QualityShaneOrdered this on 14/02/2018 and received on 22/02/2108 as it was out of stock. (Note to SS - I would have appreciated an email telling me it was out of stock). I did, however, after contacting SS receive a rapid response with a delivery date which was adhered to - so kudos for that! As to the sword itself...really very nice looking - with a balance about 6" from the hilt - which is correct for a Tai Chi sword according to historical data - certainly not for a moderm Wusu! The blade itself is unchromed and not stainless steel - which, to be honest, I'm more than happy with. Hanwei seem to have had a bit of a problem with the tang - the locking nut is askew and the blade has sits at a slight angle in the hilt - however, they've done a good job as the blade is straight in the hand and aligned correctly with the handle. The sword arrived well packaged, and, as I said, on the day I had been promised. I've yet to use it in class - and it is slightly sharper than I expected it to be (Hanwei state that the sword is blunt) - but after a few Tai Chi sword form exercises it promises to be very nice to use. It's the first "real" sword I've purchased - all the others have been chrome-plated or stainless steel - not, from an historic viewpoint, particulary "genuine". This sword feels like a sword! So, to summarize, received in reasonable time, on time. Slight problem with tang - but still a nice, balanced blade, For the money? I'd say exceptional value - if only Hanwei hadn't have used fibreglass for the handle and scabbard!