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Red Dragon Sparring Longsword

£39.17

Competitions & Sparring – Our range of swords are now standard in 3 of the largest HEMA competitions in the world. They are constantly being adopted for other smaller competitions and tourneys. 

Drilling & Pell Work – Excellent balance and durability make these swords an ideal training tool. Change parts such as complex hilts make them excellent for a variety of disciplines. 

Theatre & T.V. – Synthetic swords are safer than steel/aluminium and spray up very easily. The variety of change parts provides the means to make many different styles of sword at a very low cost. 

Safe Training/Transportation in Public – Society is increasingly cracking down on the carrying of weapons in public places. Our training swords are much more acceptable in public than steel swords. They can also be disassembled very quickly for easy transportation.


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.


 

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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Our swords have been called “the Swiss Army Knife” of the Historical European Martial Arts world. The clever design allows for a multitude of different combinations of parts and colours to allow you to “create” the sword of your choice.

They are constructed from our own special blend of high impact plastic and can be used like a waster for Drilling and Pell Work and can also be used for Sparring (with appropriate protection).

The Blades are designed to flex in the last 1/3 of their length towards the tip allowing for much safer thrusting than with conventional wooden wasters or shinai. The blade/tang joint (traditionally a weak point) is reinforced by a high tensile steel rod running along the full length of the handle. This also removes any flex in the handle traditionally associated with plastic training swords.

The Standard Guard is constructed from reinforced high impact plastic. The ball shaped quillons are designed for safety when sparring (large surface area = less chance of being impaled). They are modelled using the same dimensions as seen on an existing 15th Century Longsword. This is a nice example of a historical design that helps us with safe sparring.

The grips are manufactured from a rubber-like thermoplastic elastomer designed to absorb the impact of strikes as they are transmitted along the blade. They are designed to slide off the Sword's tang with relative ease and will compress for a tight fit.

The Pommel is constructed from high impact plastic. This provides our swords with excellent balance and makes them safer than metal pommels for pommel strikes. A brass nut is moulded into the pommel to provide a tight metal on metal joint to the tang.

The swords can be taken apart easily by unscrewing the pommel. This not only makes transporting them easy – it also allows you to customise your sword with our range of interchangeable parts (available separately).

A synthetic sword without steel fittings weighs about 2/3 of the weight of a real sword. This is designed to lower the impact when sparring. The weight is kept back towards the hilt further lessening this impact. They are very well balanced and are heavier than most wooden wasters on the market.  

Our range of swords is manufactured in the U.K to the highest quality. They are constructed from reinforced high impact plastic (U.K. sourced for quality control) unlike the cheaper inferior plastics used by other manufacturers.

We use recycled materials when available. Whilst this does not reflect in the quality of the product it does lessen the impact on the planet.

Functions

Competitions & Sparring – Our range of swords are now standard in 3 of the largest HEMA competitions in the world. They are constantly being adopted for other smaller competitions and tourneys.

Drilling & Pell Work – Excellent balance and durability make these swords an ideal training tool. Change parts such as complex hilts make them excellent for a variety of disciplines.

Theatre & T.V. – Synthetic swords are safer than steel/aluminium and spray up very easily. The variety of change parts provides the means to make many different styles of sword at a very low cost.

Safe Training/Transportation in Public – Society is increasingly cracking down on the carrying of weapons in public places. Our training swords are much more acceptable in public than steel swords. They can also be disassembled very quickly for easy transportation.

Additional Info

Additional Info

Manufacturer Red Dragon Armouries
Sword Use N/A
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.

 

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Reviews

8/10 Would RecommendReview by Rick
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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