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Competition Sharp Longsword V3 Disc
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Price: $425.00


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

Price includes a storage case.

1/2020 Moving to V3, Taking off more weight.
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 Disc pommel.


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  • Designed in the HEMA community as a competition level cutting blade.
  • 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.



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5 of 5 January 31, 2024
Reviewer: john bradley from Gatineau, QC Canada  
i think it's really great! It's a good price for a good sword, and it arrived within two weeks

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5 of 5 type xviiic cutter April 3, 2023
Reviewer: Damien Dunham from Bastrop, TX United States  
Super happy with this purchase. Very reasonably priced. Came sharp and well put together. Not flashy just practical. Cant wait to cut with it.

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5 of 5 Awesome December 26, 2022
Reviewer: Dan T from Pittsburgh, PA United States  
The sword is pretty much perfect. It handles very well and cuts like a dream.

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5 of 5 February 11, 2020
Reviewer: Anonymous Person  


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