Sharp Norman Sword designed by Michael "Tinker" Pearce
The Hanwei / Tinker Norman sword pair, with their distinctive cruciform guards and brazil-nut pommels, are similar in weight and static balance and offer virtually identical handling characteristics. Both Paul Chen swords are harmonically balanced, optimizing cutting ability in the case of this sharp version. The blade is forged in 5160 high carbon steel and marquenched to HRc 50-52, allowing superior edge retention. The grip is wood-cored and leather-covered over a cord wrap.