The single-hand Marshall Sword by Paul Chen epitomizes quality and authenticity in broadsword construction. The sword is based on an original, now in a British museum, used by one of England’s finest knights, Sir William Marshall, who served the crown faithfully under Henry II, Richard the Lionheart and Jack Lackland. The Hanwei SH2000 version features a forged high-carbon steel blade with excellent handling characteristics. Tempered to a tough HRC 54, the blade section features a central ridged fuller and full-length distal taper - a tough test for the bladesmith but resulting in a superb combination of speed and strength. The grip is leather wrapped and laced and the guard and pommel are elegant in their functional simplicity. The scabbard is leather-covered with steel mounts. See models SH2001 for the forged-folded version and SH2046 for the “Practical” version of the Marshall sword.
Overall: 40“, 101cm
Blade Length: 33 1/4“, 84cm
Handle Length: 6 3/4”, 17cm
Point of Balance: 6", 15cm
Specs will vary slightly
from piece to piece.
A high-carbon and manganese spring steel used by Hanwei in many of their differentially hardened Japanese swords and through-hardened medieval swords. This deep hardening steel provides a consistent microstructure ensuring a long life and excellent edge holding in demanding applications.
1566 Steel Composition: 0.6-0.7C 0.85-1.15Mn