∴ A Training Sword with Bite ∴
You half-step-half-stumble through the sturdy storeroom door and pull it closed behind you. Sinking to the floor, you feel your way over flags, wary of any sound that might give you away.
Your fingers brush besom bristles and the base of a barrel. Cursing yourself for a craven, you consider clambering into the cask. Without a weapon you have no hope of defending yourself, but perhaps you can pass unnoticed.
And then the unmistakable chill of steel on sweating palms – fingers follow a broadly-tapered blade to the schilt of a feder. You hesitate – could this keep the intruders at bay? Grasping the string-wrapped hilt, you raise the weapon into guard.
A training sword it may be, but something about it cries out for the fight.
∴ Specs ∴
This training sword was created to excel in the bind. An 8cm point of balance and an authoritative forte facilitate swift and forceful movements against an opposing blade.
The blade exhibits a broad taper and fullered tip, countered by a lighter pommel. These features centralise the weight of the sword while maintaining a good point of balance. As such, the sword rotates smoothly around its centre.
The centralised weight also adds tangible presence to parries and forte-led actions, permitting the wielder to confidently close with their opponent and work in close measure.
- Weight 1790g
- Point of balance 8cm from guard
- Total length 131cm
- Grip and pommel length 30.5cm
- Crossguard width 26cm
- Schilt length 6cm
- Blade length 100cm
- Blade taper 3.5cm-1.5cm
- Keyed and peined construction
A similar bespoke feder would start at £800 plus postage.
∴ Notes ∴
The crossguard is made from hardened high carbon steel, with angled quillon tips. The pinned hardwood grip is bound in thread and then resin soaked cord for maximum durability, and dyed a rich, regal red.
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