Enjoy saber, but want more protection for your hand? The Three Bar Hilt Sabre is the one for you! The additional width provided by the extra bars provides more safety for your hand than a simple D guard, while still affording the space and maneuverability you've come to expect from a sparring saber.
2 lb, 2 oz
3 1/2 inches from cross point of balance
33 1/4 inch blade length
1 1/2 inch to 1 1/8 inch blade width (cross to tip)
We used Cold Steel's training bowies and other hard rubber training knives for years, and after several rounds of begging, Lynn Thompson of Cold Steel made rondels for us.
The blade offers a high level of flex near the tip while remaining strong near the hand. Most HEMA rondel techniques work great. A few techniques that require stiffness along the whole blade will not, but that's the trade-off for having the safety of the flex.
Some people find the decorative points on the hilt to be a little scratchy (the wooden prototype had rounded points but this got simplified in the computer model for the mold). One minute with a file will soften these a lot though.
Blackfencer's Sidesword is one of our best sellers. Fencers love the elegance of the design and the handling, as well as the protection offered by the knuckle bow and covered ricasso. Pair with a buckler for maximum Marozzo!
2 lbs, 4.4 oz
37 1/2 inches blade length
4 inches from cross point of balance
9 3/4 inches cross width
4 inches grip-able handle length
2 1/4 inches ricasso
43 1/4 inches overall length
1 1/2 inches to 3/4 inches blade width (cross to tip)
1/2 inch average blade thickness, tapers toward tip
Blackfencer Macuahuitl - Aztec War Club
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 Parrying Dagger
The parrying dagger from Blackfencer is the perfect companion to the sidesword, Fabris rapier, or cup hilt rapier. The short but flexible blade offers exceptional balance and speed while retaining the durability that we rely on.