Medieval - Trainer

Medieval - Trainer

Product Code: 92BKSZ

Manufacturer: Cold Steel

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The best of the world's sword fighters have known a simple truth for ages... if you want to become a reasonably good sword fighter you should endeavour to learn sword fighting techniques, footwork and the basic stances. However, if you want to be a master at sword fighting you have to eventually start fighting with a "live blade". If your ultimate goal is to wield a razor sharp sword safely and effectively, you need to train with a sword that approximates the size, feel and heft of a live blade, yet minimises the possibility of causing grievous, permanent, or life-threatening injury to yourself or your training partner.

This concept was implemented by the ancient Romans, who used dull wooden swords to train their Gladiators and soldiers. And Japanese Samurai used a wooden training sword that was called a Bokken. It's an elegant solution to a vexing problem and effective enough to still be used today. The only problem is that a wooden sword can rot, crack, chip or splinter and eventually become useless.

Cold Steel's solution to these dilemmas was to design a synthetic substitute, low in price and impervious to the elements. The Cold Steel line of Training Weapons are made of heaviest grade polypropylene available and closely duplicate a real sword in length, size, weight 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.

Specifications


 ImperialMetric
Weight 29.3oz 0.83kg
Blade Thickness 1" 2.5cm
Blade Length 31.0" 78.7cm
Handle 4½" 11.4cm
Material Polyproplyene
Overall 39.0" 99.1cm

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Manufacturer Cold Steel
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    Durable but heavy
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    Review from a beginner:
    This medieval trainer is solid and durable. It can withstand hits without being bent. However, it feels quite heavy for new practitioners. It feels as if it weighs more than 1 kg than 0.83 kg as indicated in the specifications. The thickness of the weapon certainly makes it durable but at the cost of the ease of weight. It can be difficult for beginners to practice and swing properly.