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Description of the Product
Marshal artists have known a simple truth for ages: that if your ultimate goal is to wield a razor sharp edge safely and effectively, you need to train with a blade that approximates the size, feel and heft of a live blade, yet minimizes the possibility of causing grievous, permanent, or life-threatening injury to yourself or your training partner. This concept was implemented by many cultures, including the ancient Romans, who used wooden swords to train their gladiators. Both the gladiator and the legionnaire used wooden weapons for training in part to protect the metal ones from unnecessary damage, and in part to minimize the risk of serious injury. Not only were wooden swords used by Gladiators for training, but if he survived the arena and lived long enough to retire, a symbolic wooden gladius (Rudis) was awarded as a token of discharge and freedom. The only problem was that wooden training tools can rot, crack, chip or splinter and could not be used in all weather conditions.
Cold Steel's solution to these dilemmas was to design a synthetic substitute, low in price and impervious to the elements. The Cold Steel line of training weapons are made of heaviest grade polypropylene available and closely duplicate a real weapon in length, size, weight and feel. They have the winning advantages of being virtually unbreakable, remarkably stiff and cut resistant.
Manufacturer: Cold Steel
- Overall length: approx. 80,1 cm
- Blade length: approx. 57,2 cm
- Blade thickness: approx. 19 mm
- Handle length: approx. 12,3 cm
- Pommel: approx. 6,7 cm
- Weight: approx. 640 g
- Material: Synthetic (polypropylene)
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