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  Knightshop Rawlings Pro-line Extreme Synthetic Longsword



 
You only get one pommel per sword - please choose only one standard OR
disc option.  If you choose two a black standard pommel will be send as a
default.
Price: $84.00
Sale Price: $74.95


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***Only one pommel included in complete sword. If you choose disc and standard a standard will be sent to you.***


Knightshop Synthetic Longsword - Complete Blade Length 96.5cm (38”) Guard 24cm (9 ½”) Handle/Grip 19.5cm (7 ¾”) Pommel 6.5cm (2 ½”) Hilt Length 27cm (10 ½”) Total Length 124cm (48 ½”) Total Weight 785g
(1.73lbs) POB 6" All sizes are approximate. 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: 3.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 3 Write a review »

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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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Great first trainer January 28, 2016
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Minneapolis, MN United States  
I have owned one of these now for around 9 months.  This sword is the standard in the club I am in and is a great first training sword.  It does have a little more flex and wobble then I would like but this does make for a safe sparing weapon.  This sword has held up very well, I use it for drills, sparing in class, as well as pell work and it is still in great shape after all that abuse.

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good but has a few flaws. November 11, 2015
Reviewer: Sir Owen from Gainesville, FL United States  
Watch my review here : https://youtu.be/F7qnWz3av7w

Pros:
Metallic looking blade
Flexible blade
Very Durable
Sturdy
Good weight
Good Grip/Hilt
Customizable

Cons:
Discoloration on blade
Protruding seams
Packaging could use work
Needs lots of effort to slide Hilt on

***UPDATE 11/11/2015***

- blade is too flimsy

The flexibility on this sword is so good that when you cut with it, it flops up and down and feels a bit odd when you bind as you do no know what the intentions of your opponent are.

I suggest you guys buy the type III Penti model as it is much stiffer yet still flexible.

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