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Competition Sharp Longsword Pear, V3
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Price: $350.00

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Competition Sharp made by Viktor Berbekucz in Hungary.
Designed in the USA by Purpleheart Armoury and Mike Edelson.

Price includes a storage case.

4/2020 removed more weight from the sword.
7/2019 have a small stock of them. V2. Good so far!
3/2019 still in prototype, moving to limtited production.

Based on Oakshott Type XVIIIc Longsword with a pear pommel.

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  • Designed in the HEMA community as a competition level cutting blade.
  • Non-sharpened blades have proper cross section to allow you to finish out the blade to your desired level of sharpness.
  • Standard sharpened blades are done in house and have a simple 20 degree angle edge to them.
  • 1 Year Warranty: DETAILS HERE

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Note from Victor:
This sword is different from our other blades, we spend extra time making a strong blade to meet the riggors of tatami cutting competitions. Forging is one of the activities of the manufacturing process. There are blades and parts for which only tapering is done with smithing and some that are made entirely by forging. Each sword is different, but the competition sharp is heavy forged.
Because of the tapering the material of the blade can never be 100% of the same thickness over the entire length, due to forging and straightening with the hammer. This causes a small surface defect in the middle of the blade in some places: where the thickness of the material differs by 0.3-0.4 mm and creates small signs of surface roughness. This is not a mistake or quality problem. This can be eliminated by grinding the entire blade thinner, which in turn would make the blade weaker. So that’s not an option.



Review by Josh Furrate of ORDO, Baton Rouge, LA

Design: Overall everyone agreed that the design was sleek and properly done with Historical pieces in mind. The blade geometry was on point. This was confirmed by RJ and Phillip Martin, both who’s knowledge of Oakshott is extensive. Everyone, including myself, love the handle length as is. As most sharps are too small, this one was perfect for almost anyone to handle. It has a nice weight and really wants to move. The pommel design was also rather loved. Though a few folks feel it was a bit too pommel weighted, I don’t really feel it’s a negative concern.

Performance:

The blade cuts really well, haha. I mean there many variables to cutting mechanics and so forth but, it certainly wants to cut. While I think it’s really good for all basic cuts and double mats, I do think that the weight and momentum make it a bit slow for some fancier cuts. Even still I highly recommend it for people who are wanting to compete in cutting. Others also agreed on that point as well as good club cutting sword.



Average Rating: Average Rating: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 Write a review »

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5 of 5 Cuts like buttah June 1, 2021
Reviewer: Sean from San Antonio  
First sharp, SUPER easy to cut with. This thing cuts so well it will probably still cut decent if your technique is slightly bad. As long as your alignment is good, should be no problem. Thick water bottles and as well as plastic and paper milk bottles are no problem. It cuts with a satisfying TING sound. Love it. VB did a great job here. Fit and finish are excellent, much better than the VB feder I own. Im just surprised that for the money this has to be one of the best cutters on the market yet there is a distinct lack of review videos on the internet for them. Maybe once I get more cutting time I'll make one :) If you're looking for a good cutter, you'll be hard pressed to find something better at this price. Doesnt come with a scabbard but at least it does come with a rifle case to carry it in and protect it.

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4 of 5 Very very good May 23, 2021
Reviewer: Justin Rhoten  
I picked up this sword because I've always had a fondness for wide bladed swords and the price was very appealing and this sword cuts exceedingly well.

I picked up the sharpening service out of curiosity as well (I usually do it myself) and it came quite sharp, it glides through tatami mats like they aren't even there, I didn't even have to touch up the edge which I very often do with new swords, extremely impressed. The best I can compare this sword to is the Principe from Albion which I also own, and much to my surprise this rivals it for cutting prowess for like 1/4th the price. Definitely do not sleep on this sword if you want a good cutter.

The only real complaint I have is the pommel came with a few tiny black holes, scratches, and chips in it. Not exactly sure what happened there however it's thankfully on the pommel and the blade itself is spotless, however it definitely is enough to dock off a star.

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