The classic arming sword, seen in every medieval movie ever made. Blackfencer's arming sword features a wheel pommel, swelled grip, and sparring safe blade. You'll be pleased with the sword's balance and weight. Be aware that the handle is not over-sized, so fitting a large glove on it can be tricky.
1lb 14.4 oz
38 inch over all length
31.5 inch blade length
4.25 handle length (excluding pommel)
7.5 inch cross width
2 inch width at cross, just under 1 inch at tip
1/2 inch blade thickness, tapering
3 inches from cross center 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
Cold Steel Rondel Dagger Trainer
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 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 Arming Sword (Sharp Simulator)
So you like fighting with swords, but you're worried about losing fingers? The Scotts (and others around the world) came to the same conclusion. Put a basket on it!
Blackfencer's take on this classic sword is wonderfully balanced, zinc coated for rust resistance, and durable enough for years of sparring to come.