Our #1 selling sword! This classic training shape and design of the Blackfencer Federschwert has been around for centuries. The synthetic blade has the same balance, flex, and weight as a thin steel blade. It is also highly durable, with almost no reported failures.
2 lbs, 13.6 oz
2.5 inches from cross point of balance
37 1/2 inches blade length
1 1/4 inches to 1 inch (cross to tip)
10 inches cross
10 inches grip-able handle
49 overall length
1/2 inch average blade thickness (tapering from thicker at the strong to thinner at the weak)
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
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.
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
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.