Synthetic Arming Sword
A more slender blade than the type XIV, the standard Blackfencer arming sword is lighter and safer to spar with if you enjoy hard striking actions. The blade is flexible and safe in the thrust, and extremely durable. It should last you many years of training.
38” overall length
31.5” blade length
4.2” handle length
3” from cross point of balance
It was lighter than expected but still feels relatively close to its steel counterpart. I've had my first for years and purchased a second for the group a while back. Very satisfied with the sword.
This model of arming sword is perfect for buckler systems and makes for a historically accurate and safe training tool. Many synthetic arming swords from years past were often rather floppy, but the thicker and fullered design of this model does not have this shortcoming, resulting in more realistic bind-play and performance. The weight and balance offer a good middle ground for training with many different systems.
It's very durable but nimble at the same time. Grip feels great too!
I absolutely love this arming sword! Weight, balance and ergonomics are perfect. Also the craftsmanship is top notch!
Light, well balanced and very well constructed