Synthetic Basket-hilted Sword
Description of the Product
These swords are designed to be the ultimate training tool. Developed by HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts) practitioners for HEMA practitioners and giving the community the product they wanted. These swords behave like original steel swords but offer far greater safety than steel weapons. This increased safety, coupled with realism makes these affordable and durable synthetic swords the best training tool out there.
The blades are stiff enough for fast swordplay but are constructed to flex in the last 1/3 towards the tip. This gives us a blade that can be used for thrusting (protection should ALWAYS be worn) without being whippy. The blade/tang joint (traditionally a weak point) is reinforced by a steel rod running along the full length of the handle. This also removes any flex in the handle traditionally associated with plastic training swords. Blade is manufactured from special Proline Xtreme blend of high-impact polymer.
The swords weigh about 2/3 of the weight of a real sword. This is designed to lower the impact of hits when sparring. This means that you need to protect yourself much lighter compared to the heavy protection needed when training with steel swords.
These swords are based in historical design. The basket hilt is constructed from special blend of performance plastic that makes it virtually indestructable. The pommel is also constructed from high impact plastic. This also makes it safer (compared to metal hilts) to do hilt strikes during sparring. A brass nut is moulded into the pommel to provide a tight and durable metal on metal joint to the tang.
These swords can be taken apart easily by unscrewing the pommel. This can be done in a few seconds without using any tools. This not only makes transporting them easy – it also allows you to easily customise your sword with our range of interchangeable parts.
The blade is the standard Single Hand Sparring Blade and is compatable with our Single Hand Sword fittings. The grip on this sword is the standard Synthetic Single Hand Grip. The basket hilt can be used with any of our synthetic sparring blades. The guard is large enough to accomodate protective gloves should they need to used.
Color options: metallic grey and black
Metallic grey comes with brown handle and the black blade comes with black handle. Colour of the handle can be changed by writing into the comment-field of your order.
Total Weight 800 g (1.76lbs). Total Length 105 cm (41”).Blade Length 86.5 cm (34”). Guard length 17 cm (6 ½”). Point Of Balance from the guard 15 cm (6"). Made in the UK.
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