Molded from high-impact polymer plastic, this practice Scottish Basket-Hilt is made for rigorous and safer sparring.
Designed by practitioners of the Historical European Martial Arts community in conjunction with the English Martial Arts Academy, this sparring sword is designed to be flexible at its wide, blunted tip to make thrusting technique safer than with standard wooden wasters. It is the last one-third of the blade to the tip is designed to flex. This sparring sword weighs two-thirds as much as a real sword of its type. Handle flex is kept to a minimum by a sturdy high-tensile steel rod within the grip. The grip is covered with a rubber-like thermoplastic to absorb impact and give friction for a good grip. The sword can be disassembled by unscrewing the pommel, which is fastened to the integrated steel rod with an integrated brass pommel nut. Disassembly makes it easy to transport the sparring sword, customize it, or to replace the blade. The blade is the standard Rawling Xtreme Single Hand Blade, compatible with all Rawlings Single Hand Sword fittings.
Not just for training, this sparring sword is a good option for theatrical combat as well.
Kingsknight94 (verified owner) –
Beautifully made, nice wight, and all around great practice sword