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Wooden Longsword (Waster)

£33.48

The advantages of this one handed training sword made of wood are obvious. On the one hand, the risk of injury is significantly lower. On the other, this wooden sword can withstand hard blows while your valuable steel sword is safe at home. Of course, even hardwood is not indestructible and can break along the grain, but this one handed training sword should be your first choice for practicing. The wheel pommel and crossguard are made of darker wood to emphasize that it looks like a sword from the 12th to 15th century.


PLEASE NOTE THAT NO GUARANTEE IS OFFERED WITH THIS PRODUCT. IF YOUR WASTER BREAKS NO REPLACEMENT WILL BE OFFERED AS THE MANUFACTURER WILL NOT SUPPLY US WITH A REPLACEMENT. IF YOU WANT A MORE DURABLE WASTER PLEASE PURCHASE OUR SYNTHETIC SPARRING SWORDS.


Buy the Hand & Half Wooden Longsword (Waster) with confidence from the UK’s leading medieval sword retailer.

Total length: 121 cm
Blade length: 92.5 cm
Grip length: 20 cm
Weight: 0.59 kg
Point of Balance (PoB): 21 cm

All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece

SKU: 120279

Availability: In stock

Excl. Tax: £33.48 Incl. Tax: £40.18
Excl. Tax: £33.48 Incl. Tax: £40.18
Windlass

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The advantages of this one handed training sword made of wood are obvious. On the one hand, the risk of injury is significantly lower. On the other, this wooden sword can withstand hard blows while your valuable steel sword is safe at home. Of course, even hardwood is not indestructible and can break along the grain, but this one handed training sword should be your first choice for practicing. The wheel pommel and crossguard are made of darker wood to emphasize that it looks like a sword from the 12th to 15th century.

PLEASE NOTE THAT NO GUARANTEE IS OFFERED WITH THIS PRODUCT. IF YOUR WASTER BREAKS NO REPLACEMENT WILL BE OFFERED AS THE MANUFACTURER WILL NOT SUPPLY US WITH A REPLACEMENT. IF YOU WANT A MORE DURABLE WASTER PLEASE PURCHASE OUR SYNTHETIC SPARRING SWORDS.

Buy the Hand & Half Wooden Longsword (Waster) with confidence from the UK’s leading medieval sword retailer.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Manufacturer Windlass
Specification

Total length: 121 cm
Blade length: 92.5 cm
Grip length: 20 cm
Weight: 0.59 kg
Point of Balance (PoB): 21 cm

All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece

Reviews

Feel it could be cheaper, but decent nonthelessReview by Jon
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The first one of these I ordered turned up with a cracked handle, but The Knight Shop very kindly sent me a replacement - as always great service.

The handle and blade are both longer than I would like, and the crossguard is a bit chunky, but overall it does what I wanted it for - to have something sitting by the back door to practice swings in the garden with that doesn't rust!

Would spar with it only with the greatest caution, being wood thrusts would be utterly unforgiving, though for cutting only I could see it working for minimal gear practice. I prefer wooden wasters to nylon as they don't flop around and feel better to handle. This is also heavy enough to not give too much false positives for blade handling.

My biggest issue would be the price - I can get a red oak bokken for about £10, so around £40 for one of these seems excessive. But I do recognise that HEMA is still niche and therefore the economy of scale has not kicked in yet, and that the construction on this is slightly more complex than a bokken. I would also prefer stronger wood, such as oak.

Overall recommend for something to swing around without getting the steel out.
(Posted on 30/03/2018)

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