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
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 Protective Cap
Blackfencer's Protective Caps were originally created to cover the ends of the old longsword cross guards. Since then, the cross has become thicker (and safer), and we've found that these make exceptional sword tips! Use them on everything from rapiers to feders (steel) for drilling and sparring.
Blackfencer Katana (With Edge Shape)
We still need to measure these out, but they look and feel great! The edge-shaped models are a little longer than the fuller models.
Based on a Brown Bess Musket (a historical training tool), this synthetic musket and flexible bayonet is a unique offering created by South Coast Swords and Blackfencer. The musket has sufficient weight to mimic the handling of an original, without being abusive if an accidental butt strike lands. A piece of metal (not included) can also be strapped to the rifle portion to reach the appropriate historical weight. The bayonet offers exceptional flex, and is pre-drilled with a pin to hold it in place. The bayonet may also be removed for ease of storage.