Hanwei - CAS / Iberia
Hanwei - CAS / Iberia is the leading wholesale provider of affordable, high quality swords, knives and reenactment gear catering to a vast array of enthusiasts, collectors, outdoorsman and martial arts practitioners that demand more from their equipment. Working hand in hand with our suppliers puts us on the cutting edge of design and manufacturing, often imitated but never duplicated. Hanwei - CAS / Iberia began as an importer of quality knives from Spain over 30 years ago and have since grown into one of the largest wholesale distributors of quality swords, knives, reenactment, sparring and fantasy gear in North America, Australia and beyond.
The Paul Chen / Hanwei Forge produce some of the finest quality reproduction swords and accessories to the collector and practitioner communities. You will be hard pressed to find a better combination of quality, performance, design and value than the swords that are hand crafted at the Hanwei forge. With few exceptions Hanwei's blades are hand forged high carbon steel. Coal fired forges heat the blades to just the right temperature and skilled smiths go to work shaping the basic blade profile and shape.
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Paul Chen / Hanwei Forge
The forged blades are then ground, by hand, to near their final shape. Any inconsistencies in the swords overall shape or distal taper is corrected and the balance adjusted. The sword is now ready for heat treatment. After careful heat treatment (hardening and tempering) in either Hanwei's digitally controlled ovens or salt baths as needed the blades are either polished on the grinder or hand polished in the case of the higher end swords. Once complete the blades are now ready to be precision fit to the hilt pieces.
Hanwei is one of the only sword makers that produces all of their fittings (handle and scabbard components) in house. From design to production the entire process is handled at Hanwei, ensuring a high level of design, fit and finish. The fittings begin life as hand engraved wax, from those a precision mold is made to copy the original in every way. The solid steel and sand casings are broken apart. Once complete blade meets fitting for the first time, each piece is hand adjusted as needed to ensure a proper fit and long life.