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Knightshop Synthetic Longsword

From the manufacturer's website:
Our swords are designed as the ultimate training tool. They can be used like a waster for Drilling and Pell Work and can also be used for Sparring (with appropriate protection). The Blades are constructed to flex in the last 1/3 towards the tip. This gives us a blade that can be used for thrusting (protection should ALWAYS be worn) without being whippy. The blade/tang joint (traditionally a weak point) is reinforced by a 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 nylon. The ball shaped quillions are designed for safety when sparring (large surface area = less chance of being impaled). They are modeled 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 slide on Grips are constructed from a thermoplastic elastomer to provide the feel of leather over wood. They offer excellent impact absorption without feeling spongy. The Pommel is constructed from nylon. This provides our swords with excellent balance and makes them safer than metal pommels for pommel strikes. A brass nut is molded 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 customize your sword with our range of interchangeable parts (available separately). Materials Our range of swords is manufactured in the U.K to the highest quality. They are constructed from high grade nylon (U.K. sourced for quality control) instead of cheaper polypropylene used by other manufacturers. Nylon swords offers much greater durability, impact resistance and performs in a wider range of temperatures.
Longsword Review

Average Rating: 4 of 5 Total Reviews: 7 Write a review »

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Finally! April 11, 2016
Reviewer: Cody McMillen from Cedar Hill, TX United States  
So glad to have my hands on one of these! Came quick and exactly like I wanted, cannot wait to get more parts for a second one.

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Useful training tool April 9, 2016
Reviewer: Hunter B Armstrong from Sedona, AZ United States  
For our purposes--workout/training using minimal protective gear--these work nicely. Weight and balance is sufficient and the material stands up very nicely to fairly heavy abuse.

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Knightshop Rawlings Longsword March 7, 2016
Reviewer: Charles Lawton from Omaha, NE United States  
Seems to be of good quality.  No complaints.  If I come up aginst any synthetic saracens, I will let them have it.  Shipping was quite fast.  Excellent transaction.  Thank you.

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A solid affordable option February 26, 2016
Reviewer: Daniel Johnson from Alexandria, VA United States  
Great product. Only reason I gave it a four is for some it's known issues as a sparing blade.
1. It's thicker than a steel blade
2. It's lighter
3. It's difficult to realistically simulate bind and other technics due to the slippery plastic edge.

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Rawlings Synthetic January 28, 2016
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from West Jordan, UT United States  
This sword has a few problems.  The biggest are:
1.)The Nylon blade is too whip-like and deforms on the slightest contact to the foible.
2.)The nylon blade can experience small fractures along the shoulder of the tang on the blade (watch for breaks.)

That being said. Despite all of its downfalls this sword is a good trainer. The fact that the foible is so bendy forces the student to block down near the ricasso of the blade, and the easy to acquire replacement parts make the sword itself a cheaper alternative to other synthetics. I've had mine for a little over two years now and although I haven't needed to replace anything on it the shoulders do show cracks. All in all I would suggest it to the students who want to further their long sword practitioning without spending as much on multiple wooden wasters or more expensive synthetics.

But on the flip side if you want something to compete with I would recommend, for more experienced swordsmen, the type III.

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