Sword Blade Type-7 Tapered Sword Blank
Want the perfect sword but forging and tempering are outside your skills or just too much effort? Do you love making swords but you are bored with making blades?
Use one of our 50rc (Rockwell "C" hardness) tempered blades and furnish and balance it yourself. Tang is prepared, fuller is included and blade edges dull, and is tempered just right, all ready for your final touches. Suitable for combat re-enactment, test cutting or any other purpose you would build a sword for.
Blade type: Distal Taper
Length Overall: 1155mm
Length Blade: 873mm
Length tang: 234mm
Width blade at hilt: 54mm
Width blade near point: 15mm
Width tang (average): 15mm ~ 8mm
Blade thickness (average): 6.5mm ~ 3.5mm
Edge (average): 2mm
Tang profile type: 1*
Tang Feature: Rectangular cross section, last 70mm is rounded.
Steel: EN45 (Spring Steel)
Hardness: 50 HRC
Combat Rating: 9 of 10 - needs hilt to be fitted.
Please see additional photos for more details.
*Description of tang types
All our sword blade blanks have a full tang that is shaped and tempered from a single piece as part of the sword and not just welded on like many other sellers would sell you as a "full tang" in their inferior swords.
Tang profile type 1 - A standard non threaded full tang in the shape best suited to that sword type
Tang profile type 2 - A specific threaded full tang that is designed to work with our type 2 hilts, also compatible with Hutton swords. We use an M8 thread and is 100% compatible with our M8 threaded pommels.
Pommels and Guards and complete hilts
We also sell a range of pommels and guards (see one of the locations below). Some type 1 pommels and guards will work fine on the type 2 sword blanks. Just check the measurements brass pommels can be threaded without any difficulty or much experience .
There are two types of physical blade taper, distal and profile. Distal tapering refers to a blade's cross-section thinning from its base to its tip. This is used to create the handling characteristics of individual blades and the amount of distal taper varies depending upon the intended purpose of the blade.