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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2005 7:54 pm 
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Hi:

Of Course one should be aware that William Wallace was built and had the coloration more like John "Hog" Hannah former Patriot Hall of Fame qualityy lineman.

The "Wallace" swrod by KOB is, at a guess, a 3/5ths replica of what such a llarge. stong man could and probably did wield.

This replica is approximatemately 4' in length, with one foot of that dedicated to the hilt and counterbalance )pommel) area.

It is manufactured in Pakistan. Right now for this type on semi reality blades the Pakistani blades appear to be somewhat superior to chinese, taiwanese and India replicas.

Stay away from any blade made in india as their laws do not allow the export of weapons with a real edge. Their steel is soft and will bend easily, and stay bent.

US blades by Bugei take first place for Katana-Tanto sets. Second place would go to the Chinese
Chen Pao forge.

The Wallace sword assume the shape of a cross due to its straight crossbar hilt. Approximately 8" of the blade is wrapped well in a suede type leather as is the the hilt.

the pommel is quite heavy and counterbalances the blade so that the center of balance of the sword is about 3" forward of the hilt making one hand wilelding easy and the leaving quite enough room for a second hand.

It is the only sword I have purchased that did not require disambly and glue or wood putty to 'de-rattle" same.

The blade ins somewhat uniquie in that both edges can be sharpened to a near razor edge. Use a "stee"l and not a stone on this sword and any other qualtiy blade.

The blade is approximately 2" across, tapering quickly to a "pompei" type point. the blade is also quite thin and heavy sidreal stress could cause a break.

The Blade is not marked "stainless" but its appearance suggests at least a stain resitant material.

Stainless and some high carbon steel blades can be brittle and subject to snapping.

The blade rings with a bell like tone when hit even lightly with a finger snap.

Is is a good replica effort although I cannot vouch that it is 'battle ready" although it surely comes fairly close to such a status.

J

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