Synthetic Sparring Basket Hilt Guard with Black 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 basket hilt is perfect for students of George Silver and the Highland Broadsword fighting manuals. 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 purpose-blended performance plastic used in these guards makes them virtually indestructible in normal use. The guard is large enough to allow for padded gloves. 6" overall. Weighs around 4.06 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 #: 01-983