Synthetic Sparring and training Swords
Are they as rigid as wood? No, they have a little bit of give in them. But they are virtually unbreakable and they are impervious to changes in weather.
The blades are designed to flex in the last one-third of their length towards the tip, allowing for much safer thrusting than with conventional wooden wasters or shinai. The blade/tang joint is reinforced by a high tensile steel rod running along the full length of the handle, so removing the handle flex typically associated with plastic training swords. These synthetic-bladed swords also provide an excellent option for Theatrical use, being inherently safer than steel or aluminum. The variety of interchangeable parts offered by Red Dragon also provides an economical means to create many different styles of sword on a single blade. The ball shaped quillon finials and rounded pommels of the longsword and single-hand sword are designed for sparring safety, as are the pommel and basket of the basket-hilt sword. The grips are manufactured from a rubber-like thermoplastic elastomer, designed to absorb the impact of strikes and to provide a tight fit on the tangs. These synthetic-bladed swords also provide an excellent option for Theatrical use as well.
Hundreds of years ago, the Japanese discovered a simple truth; that to become a good swordsman you'll have to practice, a great deal. To become a great swordsman you'll have to practice with a "live blade". And during the period between "good" and "great", you should spend your time building your skills and confidence enough to wield a razor sharp Katana safely and effectively. To accomplish this, the Japanese relied on a simple wooden sword called a "bokken" for much of their training. It was made from the super tough wood of the Japanese White Oak, a wood they called Kashi. The swords produced from this wood had the advantage of replicating the size, weight and feel of a steel sword, while minimizing the possibility of causing grievous or permanent injury to those who used it. Authentic Kashi wood Bokkens are still used today, but are becoming quite costly. They also have the disadvantages, being made of wood, that they may rot, crack split or splinter. Cold Steel's solution to these dilemmas was to design a synthetic substitute, low in price and impervious to the elements. Our Bokken and our new Wakazashi Bokken are made of the heaviest grade polypropylene available and closely duplicate a real Katana and Wakazashi in length, size, weight and feel. While they're not quite as rigid as wood, they have the advantages of being virtually unbreakable and remarkably stiff and cut resistant.
The BladesUSA Martial Arts Polypropylene Training Medieval Sword (model E503-PP) features a, with a 34-inch length. Constructed from lead and phthalate free material, this martial arts training sword is made of heavy grade polypropylene, making it a training weapon that closely replicates the weight and feel of the real thing. This black polypropylene sword has a round handle, which offers a comfortable grip when wielding it around for extended periods of time. This training sword is virtually indestructible and offers a safe way to learn the craft of weapons training.
The BladesUSA Martial Arts Training Tai Chi Sword (model E472-PP) features polypropylene construction and a 39-inch length. Made of heavy grade polypropylene, this training sword offers the perfect weight and balance for Tai Chi practice. It features a round handle with a dragon head pommel and is sure to help you hone your craft with style and safety in mind.
The Cold Steel line of training weapons are made of the heaviest grade polypropylene available and closely duplicate their real counterparts in length, size and feel. While they're not quite as rigid as wood, they have the winning advantages of being virtually unbreakable, remarkably stiff and cut resistant. Features:- impervious to the elements- made of the heaviest grade polypropylene available- duplicate their real counterparts in length, size and feel- virtually unbreakable, remarkably stiff and cut resistant specifications:- overall length: 31"- blade length: 22"- weight: 24 oz.- thickness: 3/4".
Cold steel Training Dagger
Our training dagger is made of the heaviest grade polypropylene available and closely duplicate a real Katana and Wakazashi in length, size, weight and feel. While they're not quite as rigid as wood, they have the advantages of being virtually unbreakable and remarkably stiff and cut resistant.
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