For learning how to fight with a sword the student has to use some kind of imitation weapon. In the Renaissance wooden swords and swords like this as well were used for learning how to fight with a hand-and-a-half sword. A lot of swords like this have been preserved and nowadays they are part of museums and private collections. These swords generally have blades with uneven profiles that compensate the blunt edges of the blade. A ricasso made sure that the tang was not too thin. It also protected the hand.
This sword is a federschwert, a term that is sometimes used to describe these training swords. It is important to keep in mind that this is a 20th century term and that these swords were simply defined as swords during the Renaissance and afterwards.
This sword is made of a high quality carbon steel. The blade has a length of approx. 95,5 cm and the total length is approx. 130,80 cm.
This replica is made by CAS Hanwei on request of the German historical martial arts association OCHS. It is based on a training sword from Zürich, Switzerland. The sword has extra blunt edges for security.
Length: 131 cm;
Blade length: 94 cm;
Grip length: 34 cm;
Blade width at guard: 7 cm;
Weight: 1360 g;
Balance point from guard: 9 cm;
Steel type: 1055 carbon steel, hardness 50-52 HRC;
Edge: Blunt (3 mm battle-ready);
Tang construction: Full tang construction;
Grip wrapping: Brass;
Based on a historic original: Yes;
Transport weight (in gram): 3000 *
Suitable for re-enactment and martial arts. The blade is handmade and tempered, using traditional forging techniques.
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.
We do not sell this product to customers under the age of 18. Click here for more information on the European arms acts.
This product has a two year warranty. Click here for more information.
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