'Practical' series viking sword - generation 3

length: 36"
blade: 30"
blade width: 1 5/8"
grip and pommel: 5 1/4"
guard: 3 1/2"
weight: 2 lb 6.6 oz

This is the third generation version of the Paul Chen/Hanwei "practical series" viking sword.

It has been superceded by the fourth generation practical series viking sword.

The first generation had a flattish blade and a flimsy tang. (No pictures available, TherionArms did not offer the original version). The second generation, which has been immensely popular with Western martial art students and film, stage, and "live steel" combatants, widened and legthened the fuller and solidified the tang, making it a lot more durable. Pictures and descriptions of the second generation sword are available here.

The third generation has an even beefier tang and a blade that's just a touch longer and stronger than the previous incarnation. If you're looking for the ultimate combination of price and functionality in a training or combat performance art viking sword, this is the sword for you.