This Federschwert is based on an original period sword in Switzerland and is an updated version of the Hanwei Federschwert; it has been crafted with durability, reliability and affordability in mind in conjunction with several HEMA groups. The blade is well-tempered 5160 high carbon steel with blunted edges and a rolled tip for safety. The tang is also more robust and it is fitted into a hilt with a steel guard and a stainless steel pommel; both are completed with an artificially antiqued finish. The grip is tightly bound in strong cord.
K H. –
Love it So far it has held up very well in heavy sparring. The handle and guard are still tight. The handle feels great in my hands. The flexibility is perfect in my opinion. Not too stiff or too floppy. Very impressed with the quality. Especially since most feders seem to be in the 3 or 400s. Great starter.
Jacob G. –
Pleasantly surprised I was worried I was going to end up with an overly elastic piece of aluminum foil, what I got was very nice and quite stiff.
Seems to be put together well.
little bit on the heavy side. I wish I could magically remove 4 or 5 ounces, I may replace the pommel and give it a circumcision.
The grip is a slightly uncomfortable and I don’t know how I feel about the rolled tip yet.
I am extraordinarily pleased as of 6-19-2018 and will update my review if I find it lacking later.
Fantastic item for the price.
Steve C. –
Good at first, and then it broke… This feder has a good amount of heft to it. I’m not a fan of the cord wrap, so I replaced it with tennis racket wraps. Initially, I was very satisfied with this feder. Classmates said that it hits like a brick, which is understandable since it is a good 5-7 ounces heavier than most feders out there. However, it is very comfortable to control and I could perform the same maneuvers as I had with other, lighter feders.
This past weekend, this feder broke during free sparring against a 5 year old Castille Armory feder. In my opinion, I did not perform an especially hard strike, and there was barely a mark on the Castille feder. I owned this Kingston Arms feder starting in July, 2018 so it lasted a total of 8 classes before breaking. Not a good thing in my book, if you purchase one hopefully yours is of better quality.
Christopher B. –
Very Stiff, then it snapped I’ve had two of these, they’ve both snapped 3/4 of the way down the blade.