Hanwei Practical Kung Fu Saber?

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Hanwei Practical Kung Fu Saber?

Post by Fei Li » Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:41 am

Dear all,

Some time ago I bought the Practical Saber form Hanwei.
Since then I discovered this forum, reading all the articles about cheap blades and steel quality
and it made me think if this sword is really up to cutting,
or if it is actually dangerous to do so?

Has anyone experience with this saber?

Thank you in advance!

(Otherwise, It handles really well in my experience and it is a pleasure to practise with it.
I especially like the simple design)

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Post by Scott M. Rodell » Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:06 pm

Up until very recently, no one was practicing test cutting with Chinese Swords. The first sword I used for my cutting practice was a modified European military blade that Philip Tom mounted up for me. So, CAS/Hanwei did make their early Chinese Swords with cutting in mind, that's why they came to me to design cutting swords for them. I've discussed all the different Hanwei Models with the President of CAS & the only two dao that can be safely used for cutting practice are the Dadao - http://www.cashanwei.com/product_details.asp?id=SH1012
& the Song Dao- http://www.cashanwei.com/product_details.asp?id=SH2074

They also have a new Dadao coming out shortly (it hasn't even been anouced on thier site yet) that can also be used for cutting, & I designed a Willow Leaf Cutting Dao for them. They arewaiting to see how my Cutting JIan (see- http://www.sevenstarstrading.com/html/h ... gjian.html)sells before they launch full steam into making Chinese cutting swords. So it you want to se more cutting swords for Hanwei please buy my Cutting Jian. :wink:

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Re: Hanwei Practical Kung Fu Saber?

Post by Fei Li » Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:14 pm

Dear Scott,
thank you for the complete answer!
Your sword is already ordered and on the way :D

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