Synthetic Sparring Longsword Guard with Blue Finish
This new line of polymer sparring swords was developed in conjunction with Dave Rawlings, founder of the London Longsword Academy and the Historical European Martial Arts community. The longsword is well suited to students of both the German and Italian longsword traditions. They provide a more realistic replacement for the wooden waster for drilling and pell work, as well as providing a safer alternative for the steel blunt in contact sparring when used with appropriate protection. The guard is made from a special purpose high impact polymer. The guard is designed with safety and durability in mind using an original 15th century guard as reference. The ball ended quillons provide for safe body contact with minimal risk. This guard is suited to low impact sparring activity. 9 1/2" overall. Weighs around 1.38 ounces. A key feature is is the ease of assembly and disassembly, which allows for easy transport and customization of individual swords with the interchangeable components. Mix and match pommels, guards and handles to create your own custom sword.
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- Item #: 01-978