The Blackfencer Bastard sword offers something a little smaller in proportions than the normal longswords. The "hand and a half" length hilt combined with slightly shorter blade gives it a unique, yet very historical feeling in the hand. Be aware that fitting heavy HEMA gloves on this handle is a challenge, this sword is best used with minimal gloves.
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
With a rawhide edge and linen faces, this buckler will provide you the protection and feedback that you crave. The boss fits a light glove, and the faceted nails give you that truly authentic feel. Pair it with a steel arming sword to complete the package.
3 lb, 2 oz
14 inches diameter
2 1/2 inches boss depth
5 inches boss width
Rawhide rim with linen covered wood core
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
Arms & Armor
Arms & Armor Dussack Trainer
Based on: Mid-16th century, items depicted in manuals of the period and surviving examples.
Overall length: 32"
Blade Length: 25.8"
Blade Width: 1.6"
Nagel Height: ~2.75"
Grip Length: 5.7"
Balance Point: 3.75"
Weight: 1.49 lbs (675g)
A steel Dussack trainer has been a frequent request from our customers for some time. The form of this sword is based on the dussack trainers portrayed in German fencing treatises including Meyer's 1570 "The Art of Combat",but its handling mimics that of a sharp sword. Although period trainers were usually wood covered in leather, or whale-bone, this product permits much better sensitivity in the bind than synthetic, leather, or other training tools currently on the market. This elegantly simple piece is not only a joy to hold in the hand but should give long and steady service in the practice of the Dussack, an iconic piece in the german fencing traditions of the late medieval period.
It has a sturdy hand forged nagel that is hot peened to the blade providing protection for the hand. The wooden scale grips are glued and set with steel pins. The knuckle bow is enlarged to provide clearance for the heavy gauntlets allowing manipulation of the sword with little hindrance from safety equipment. The blade is flexible enough that it is safe for bouting with standard safety equipment. We especially recommend this product as a training tool for developing a nuanced understanding of this complex weapon.
Here is an excellent article about the history of the Dussack on HROARR.