The Blackfencer steel federschwert falls into the “long” feder category, but handles like a much smaller sword. With smooth chamfered edges, excellent flex, and that trademark Blackfencer handling and durability, you will be hard-pressed to find a better workhorse steel sword.
In 2018, SCS went to Spain to fight in a tournament run by Blackfencer. Several students begged Alberto Aquillue (head designer and co-owner of Blackfencer) to make a feder. His answer was a solid no. He stated that with the feder market being already saturated, he would need to design a sword that really stood out, and he wasn’t sure if that was possible. Fast-forward to 2020, and somehow, he’s done it! With this price point and quality, we can confidently say this feder brings an exciting new option to the market.
Blackfencer's standard Steel Longsword is the blunt steel trainer you are looking for. With sufficient flex for tournament fighting and edges that are thick enough to withstand moderate abuse (note that this is a blunt, NOT a heavy feder), this is a sword that will serve you well in training for years to come. South Coast Swords has several that have been used regularly for over a year, and students and instructors alike love their performance and handling. This longsword is sure to "steel" your heart away!
3 lbs, 7 oz
34 3/4 inches blade length
9 1/4 inches cross width
11 inches grip-able length
3 inches from cross point of balance
2 inches to 3/8 inches blade width taper (cross to tip)
50 inches overall length
Arms & Armor
BOHEMIAN BROADSWORD - OAKESHOTT TYPE XVIA
Based on Original: Circa 1480-1510, Private Collection
• Overall Length: 44"
• Blade Length: 36.5"
• Blade Width: 1.75"
• Quillon Width: 8"
• Grip Length: 5"
• Balance Point: 6.38"
• Weight: 2.6 lbs
This broadsword exhibits a hexagonal cross-sectioned blade with a narrow fuller down the forte. The thickness of the blade dramatically tapers to the point to give an excellent balance for the cut; a detail often missed by many modern manufacturers. This style of sword was popular in the late 12th and early 13th centuries and again in the later part of the 15th century, when this sword was made. The furniture on this sword illustrates the writhen or twisted branch like forms favored by the craftsmen of central Europe. The grip is hardwood covered in leather with a stitched seam and shrunk to fit the elegantly shaped handle.