'Practical' series viking sword - fourth generation

length: 35 3/4"
blade: 30 1/4"
blade width: 1 1/2" at base
blade width: 1" at 2" from tip
grip and pommel: 5"
guard: 3 1/4"
balance point: 5" from guard
weight (sword): 2 lb 2.0 oz
weight (sword & scabbard): 2 lb 9.6 oz

This sword features a widely fullered blade with a beefy tang, rounded edges and a rounded tip, making the sword safer for full-contact use. (Not "safe, "safer" - blunt swords are still weapons! (duh)). The scabbard is a fiberglass epoxy resin, with suspension hangers for wear. If you're looking for the ultimate combination of price and functionality in a training or combat art performance viking sword, this is the sword for you.

This is the fourth generation version of the Paul Chen/Hanwei "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 quickly became 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 had an even beefier tang and a slightly longer blade than the second generation. Pictures and descriptions of the third generation sword are available here.

Discontinued - see the Practical viking sword - fifth generation.