Wooden practice weapons are able to withstand rough use while preserving the steel weapons for battles to come. A wooden sword is also useful for another reason – if it makes contact with another person, they would not be badly injured as they would if practicing with steel. This, combined with the obvious wear and tear that is saved on valuable steel blades, make wasters popular instruments for teaching fencing.
Our practice weapons are hand-crafted of fully seasoned steamed beechwood. With a contrasting wood guard and pommel, they are strong enough to meet the needs of today’s swordsman or woman. These can take the abuse of sparring and re-enacting, even edge-to-edge. Keep in mind, however, that wood can break along the grain. This sword design represents edge weapons common from the 12th to 15th centuries. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts.
|Overall Length (in)||48-1/4″|
|Blade Length (in)||37″|
|Blade Width (in)||2″|
|Weight||1 lb / 4 oz|