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Competition Sharp Longsword Pear, V3

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Product Code: VB.Sharp.LS1.V3
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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.

International customers: special shipping information on Shipping tab!


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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 andproperly 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 Oakshottis extensive. Everyone, including myself, love the handle length as is. As mostsharps are too small, this one was perfect for almost anyone to handle. It hasa nice weight and really wants to move. The pommel design was also ratherloved. Though a few folks feel it was a bit too pommel weighted, I don’t reallyfeel it’s a negative concern.

Performance:

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


Overall Length: 46" (1168mm)
Guard Width: 9" (228mm)
Blade Width Near Guard: 2.9" (75mm)
Blade Length: 35.43" (900mm)
Blade Material: 51 CRV4 Carbon Steel
Grip Length: 9" (229mm)
Grip Material: Brown Leather Grip or Cord Wrap
Center of Balance: 4.7" (119mm) from Crossguard
Center of Percussion: Apx xx" (xxx mm) from Crossguard
Weight: 3lb 15oz (1.78kg)
Pommel: Peened
Ships in plastic rifle case for safety.

International customers: I don't think we can ship sharp swords out of country. So I may not do this.

Reviews

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Jeffrey Sovelove from Morristown, NJ United States
January 25, 2024
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Great cutter!
This is a great cutter and a fantastic value for the money. The new version (V3) 4 lbs, but it's so nicely balanced that you hardly notice the weight. This beast is definitely worth the money! My video review can be found here https://youtu.be/Qxcq2kt3Tks?feature=shared .
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Adam from FL
October 23, 2023
Excellent Value!
I received my sword quickly, and was very impressed. The sword cuts like a champ, and feels great in hand. The handle wrap is better than I expected at this price point. The pear pommel is a little rough, and the mid rib wanders a bit on one side, but neither impacted performance. I really like this sword.
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Michael Hasenauer from Frederick , MD United States
September 19, 2023
Competition Sharp Longsword Pear, V3
The sword is exactly what I ordered. When they say sharp they mean sharp I was pleasantly surprised. The weight and balance are amazing.
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Duane Hughes from Lewiston, ID United States
April 3, 2023
Awesome cutter with some cosmetic issues
Similar to an Albion of the same style, the quality of the blade is okay. The grind at the tip doesnt line up to the point on one side, and the crossguard had some rather obnoxious dings and gouges on it. Very sharp out of the box and finished it off with a sharpening and stropping. Overall for the price it is a good cutter, and not afraid to use it and abuse it!
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Sean from San Antonio
June 1, 2021
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Cuts like buttah
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
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