Designed with the expert guidance of Roberto Martinez-Loyo of Elite Fencing Club, this macuahuitl trainer offers a realistic weight and balance without breaking the bank. The macuahuitl was typically a ripping and tearing weapon used for taking prisoners, and when you handle this and imagine the flint-lined edge, you'll understand why.
2 lbs, 8.2 oz
37 inches overall length
10 inches handle length
4 inches wide tip
3 inches wide base
3/4 inches thickness
Blackfencer Storta (Left Handed)
Love the look and feel of the messer's blade, but want a little more protection? The Storta is the choice for you! The larger nagel combined with knucklebow means that this sword is equally at home practicing messer technique as it is practicing dussack or cutlass. Truly multi-purpose and absolutely beautiful to look at, this is a classic sword will fulfill many of your training needs. This storta is designed specifically for left-handed fighters.
2 lbs, 4.2 oz
2 inches from cross point of balance
4 1/2 inches grip-able handle
2 inches to 3/4 inches blade width (cross to tip)
26 1/2 inches blade length
6 1/2 inches cross width
34 inches overall length
2 inch guard (nagel) height
2 inches to 2 1/2 inches guard to handle clearance
1/2 inches tapering blade thickness
Blackfencer Swept-hilt Rapier
The swept-hilt rapier by Blackfencer is an excellent low-cost option for those who would like to train rapier, while being tough enough to spar against other synthetics on the market. Each guard is hand-shaped just like any steel sword, with a flex and balance that closely mimics the steel alternative. This sword is PERFECT for Italian rapier.
2 lbs, 2.9 oz~
6 inches from cross (3 from ricasso) point of balance
Based on Original: Circa 1450-1500, Italian, private collection.
Overall length: 37.4"
Blade Length: 31.9"
Blade Width: 1.6"
Guard Width: 6.3"
Grip Length: 3.2"
Balance Point: 4.5"
Weight: 2.4 lbs
An elegant and deadly single-handed sword of the 15th Century, replicated from an original most likely made in southern Europe. This sword is capable of solid cuts and accurate thrusts from its Type XVIII blade. Seen in art of the period on the hip of soldiers and lords alike, this form of sword is similar to an example from the famous Dordogne river find of swords.
The stout wheel pommel and short straight guard frame a grip designed to be held so the hand has contact with the furniture. This allows the back of the hand to power movements of the blade, especially when using the back edge attacks. Use of the sword in one hand like this is described in the manuals of the period and excellent examples of how that is done can be found on the excellent blog and site atDimicator Medieval Swordplay.
We have titled this sword Fornovo after The Battle of Fornovo, in 1495, an engagement that well could have seen this sword in use by the invading French forces or their Venetian opponents and allies.
Arms & Armor
FRENCH MEDIEVAL ARMING SWORD - OAKESHOTT TYPE XV
Based on Original: Circa 1375-1400, Wallace Collection, London (A460)
Overall length: 37.4"
Blade length: 30"
Blade Width: 2.4"
Guard Width: 8.25"
Grip Length: 4.2"
Balance Point: 3"
Weight: 2.9 lbs (1315g)
Here is a sword illustrating some of the finest quality achieved by the smiths of the middle ages. The combination of form and function are brought together with great efficiency. This 14th century sword is often identified as an exceptional example of the knightly weapon.
It has a well-proportioned wheel pommel with circular inset centers and a tall pommel nut. The arms of the guard taper evenly as they curve toward the blade. The grip is hardwood covered in leather and the furniture is done in steel.
Arms & Armor
IRISH SWORD - OAKESHOTT TYPE XVIII
Based on Original: Circa 1480-1520 Irish, Provenance Unknown
Overall Length: 37.4"
Blade Length: 31.5"
Blade Width: 1.75"
Quillon Width: 9.1"
Grip Length: 3"
Balance Point: 5.25"
Weight: 2.5 lbs / 1134 gr
This is a purely Irish design and one of only a few types of sword which can be attributed to a specific nationality. It's a unique design, highlighted by a spatulated crossguard and a pommel constructed as a ring with the tang passing through it. A rare sword for any collection.
The style of sword was carried by the Irish fighters in their homeland and as mercenary soldiers on the continent. They had aquired a fearsome reputation as stealthy fighters. Probably in no small part to their constant practice of cattle raiding back home.
The unquie pommel design is probably a development from the normal wheel pommel style. Some of these where made as a heavy ring with face plates. If the face plates are left off this structure you would have a ring for a pommel.