The Sport Feder by Kingston Arms is purpose-built for HEMA club sparring and practice. The edges of the 9260 high carbon steel blade are thick and blunted for safety and to resist damage and wear on the edges. The last third of the blade toward to tip has significant flex to make it a safer practice sword when thrust at your sparring opponent – in addition to this, the tip is flared and thickened for additional safety. The tip can also take an additional leather or plastic tip to increase safety (not included). To ensure that the sword can perform well in the bind, the rest of the sword blade is more stiff.
The crossguard and pommel are steel and featured is a ramped thumb indentation on both sides to facilitate an ease of guard transitions with a gloved hand. The pommel is squared at its base to aid with edge alignment for the rearmost hand.
The grip is wood with a rectangular cross section and is overlaid with a tight wrapping of cordage.
This Feder is a durable and agile performer, well-suited for simulating the real longsword in European martial arts.