If you could buy just one pair of swords for your club, this is the model we would recommend. Durable enough to be used for many years to come, these offer something that most training swords lack: BIND! The interlocking teeth on the edges of the blade ensure that they will stick when edge-to-edge, then slide appropriately when turned to flats. We have compared these to real sharp longswords, and the bind is strikingly similar.
Despite common concerns, there is little need to worry about the teeth increasing the risk of injury. While there is a higher chance of small scratches on uncovered skin, but we have found the Longsword Sharp Simulators to pose minimal increased risk among our students at South Coast Swords.
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.
2 lb, 12.1 oz
2.5 inches from guard point of balance
33 inch blade length
2 inches to 1 inch blade width (cross to tip)
4 3/4 inches handle length
2 inches basket clearance (internally)
6 inches outer basket width
38 3/4 inches overall length
1/2 inch blade thickness tapering
Blackfencer Danzig Langes Messer (Sharp Simulator)
Messer is fun. Messer with sharp sims is even more fun! The notches along the blade engage when paired with another sharp sim sword, and re-create the feeling of binding with sharp blades with a high level of accuracy. Many students at South Coast Swords pick these immediately when it's time for messer class.