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Red Dragon HEMA Synthetic Sparring Longsword

£39.17

Longwords are undoubtedly the most popular weapon on the HEMA scene. They are the basis for several treatises from masters such as Fiore, Lichtenauer and Talhoffer spanning more than 200 years.

Our Red Dragon HEMA Synthetic Sparring Longsword is designed for the rigours of the HEMA salle and is practically unbreakable. Its combination of durability and value for money make it a popular choice for HEMA schools around the globe. It comes in modular form with many options for customisation and is perfect for beginners.

Our synthetic swords are also great for film and theatrical use, being cheaper and requiring a lot less maintenance than their steel or aluminium counterparts.

Total Length: 124cm
Blade Length :96.5cm 
Guard Length:  24cm 
Grip Length: 19.5cm 
Pommel Length: 6.5cm 
Hilt Length: 27cm 
Weight: 768g
POB: 15.24cm 
Material: Plastic, Steel, Brass

All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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HEMA Sparring
SKU: RDA001

Availability: In stock

Excl. Tax: £39.17 Incl. Tax: £47.00
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Excl. Tax: £39.17 Incl. Tax: £47.00

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Longwords are undoubtedly the most popular weapon on the HEMA scene. They are the basis for several treatises from masters such as Fiore, Lichtenauer and Talhoffer spanning more than 200 years.

Our Red Dragon HEMA Synthetic Sparring Longsword is designed for the rigours of the HEMA salle and is practically unbreakable. Its combination of durability and value for money make it a popular choice for HEMA schools around the globe. It comes in modular form with many options for customisation and is perfect for beginners.

Our synthetic swords are also great for film and theatrical use, being cheaper and requiring a lot less maintenance than their steel or aluminium counterparts.

Buy the Red Dragon HEMA Synthetic Sparring Longsword with confidence from the UK’s leading HEMA equipment retailer.

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Brand Red Dragon Armouries
Product Use HEMA Sparring
Specification

Blade Length :96.5cm
Guard Length:  24cm
Grip Length: 19.5cm
Pommel Length: 6.5cm
Hilt Length: 27cm
Total Length: 124cm
Total Weight: 768g
POB: 15.24cm
Material: Plastic, Steel, Brass

*All sizes & weights are approximate.

 

Reviews

Very resilient, will go through hell happily.Review by Alex 'Noctis' Lee
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I'm an airsofter who uses this sword as a melee weapon at certain sites that allow it, as a result, I've put this blade through hell against similar blades bought by other players from here as well, it's worth every penny and more! (Posted on 19/09/2019)
good trainersReview by Guido
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We used the Red Dragon sword for some years. They provide in my opinion the best choice regarding cheapness and closeness to steel trainers. Obviously steel hema swords are generally better, but they are expensive and require more protective gear. For starting a hema class, I think those polypropylene are perfect (Posted on 15/11/2018)
Great for beginners and light sparringReview by Malte
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We use these swords with steel pommels in our training group and so far I couldn't find a more durable and well balanced training sword. The steel pommel gives it a bit more weight and moves the POB closer to the hilt. In this configuration they are really good for technique training as well as light sparring with limited protection. They especially top most other wasters in flexibility, which is a big plus for safety in thrusts.
The only drawback I could find so far is the sometimes loose fit of the rubber handle. It varies from sword to sword but one some of them it seems to be a bit loose. Luckily you usually don't recognize it, when you hold them firmly.

In my opinion this is the right trainings sword for most beginners and even advanced fighters if only light protection is available! (Posted on 08/10/2018)
Excellent Beginner ProductReview by Daniel
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These synthetic blades are very tough. They have almost every property you could desire, flexibility, durability, quality and balance. Although they weigh half of what a steel counterpart might, they have a balance approximately 6 inches from the quillons which makes it handle very well as a training sword.

The problems I have it are specifically with the grip which you can feel doesn't sit flat against the tang. If I could redesign the handle, I would replace the rubber grip with a more solid abs plastic one with a rubberised coating to sit tight against the tang and be held on by the pommel. Incidentally I would also get the extended pommel next time, since I'm a slightly above average sized person and a little extra length on the handle would be nice.

The flexibility is good for safety in the thrust against light or even no protection. However the nylon blade may end up warping over time.

However these are nit-picking problems and I honestly think this is one of the best products designed for purpose on the HEMA market. (Posted on 06/05/2018)
8/10 Would RecommendReview by Rick
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Do not worry about the plastic! It's very tough! I've practised a couple of hours with it now against my friend's Japanese Redwood Bokken and there is not a single dent in this product, unlike the bokken. It's rigid enough that it's not floppy to fence with and will flex in the final third of the blade on a thrust as claimed. The balance is good too sitting about 6" in front of the cross-guard and the weight is good also.

I only have two minor niggles. Firstly the grip is very good although doesn't fit that snug and so there is a little wiggle room. This may be becuase they are designed to be interchangeable and I must say that I purchased this product from the Knight Shop in its component parts which could be the reason.
Secondly the cross-guard is not made of the same material as the blade and is made of a softer more flexible plastic. This personally has been no problem at all but I can see some potential for premature wear and tear if it takes a few good hits.

It's a very good piece of training equipment and comes highly recommended. For the price I can't see much better or many ways to improve upon it. (Posted on 03/02/2015)

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