The Paul Chen single-hand Damascus Steel Marshall Sword from Hanwei sets new standards of quality and authenticity in broadsword construction. The sword is based on an original, now in a British museum, used by one of England's finest knights, Sir William Marshall, who served the crown faithfully under Henry II, Richard the Lionheart and Jack Lackland. This sword features a forged - folded Swedish powder steel blade with excellent handling characteristics. Tempered to a tough HRC 54, the blade section features a central ridged fuller and full-length distal taper - a tough test for the bladesmith, but resulting in a superb combination of speed and strength. The grip is leather wrapped and laced while the guard and pommel are elegant in their functional simplicity. The scabbard is leather-covered with steel mounts. Truly a sword for the connoisseur.
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