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V4, Cleaned up the pommel and welding. Guard goes into the pommel
V3, I've changed the curve slightly more deep and the pommel looks better.

Purpleheart Armoury Synthetic Sabre
Martial artists and fighters have used steel and wooden training weapons for centuries. Many of today's competitive Historical European Martial Arts groups (HEMA) rely on synthetic wasters as an integral part of their total training spectrum. These synthetic wasters are suitable for most drills, sparring, and free fencing with appropriate protective gear for hands, head, and body. Every training tool is a compromise between shape, weight, cost, and performance. With the right material and careful distal tapering, Purpleheart's Type III wasters provide an excellent combination of these qualities. The blade flexes well in the thrust even in highly competitive environments. This means a greater margin of safety for your fencing partner. The blade flexes quickly and retains enough stiffness to permit dynamic and vigorous fencing actions with a minimum of unrealistic blade whipping. The durable synthetic material allows a blade thickness of .5" (13mm) -- half that of most wooden wasters. This allows for a closer approximation of winding with steel weapons. At the same time, the blade thickness helps distribute impact force compared to steel blade edges, making for a slightly safer training alternative. Purpleheart Type III synthetic blade durability is unrivaled. These training tools can stand up to years of daily, high impact training.They do not develop splinters like wood, or sawtooth notches like steel. In fact, some of our first production units are still in regular use after two years, yet show no signs of dents, nicks, or wear aside from superficial dirt and rust on the steel furniture. For best performance, store them as you would a steel sword when your equipment is not in use: in a cool, dry environment and resting flat or hanging by the crossguard. Heat, humidity, and resting a weight on top can all cause the blade to bend and take an undesired set. Treat it well, and this tool will serve you for years with almost no maintenance. This is the most widely used synthetic waster across all HEMA tournaments in the world. This training weapon was developed in collaboration with some of the world's foremost HEMA instructors, American and European. Its dimension and weight specifications fall within the range of historical examples. It handles very well in both one and two hands, and allows the wielder to perform longsword techniques at the blade, in winding, and ringen am schwert with a minimal loss of fidelity from steel. Furthermore, with appropriate protective gear, the waster handles very well in thrusts -- preserving accuracy of technique balanced against safety for training partners.
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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
A durable, fun, historically accurate Szabla! October 16, 2015
Reviewer: Benjamin Marz from Ann Arbor, MI United States  
Hi folks!

I am a big fan PurpleHeart Armory's Synthetic Sabre V2!

A later version of the "Szabla" sabre design from the 1840's earned the moniker "Old Wrist-breaker." This historic facsimile made me truly understand what they meant!

This weapon is well balanced, and once you grow accustomed to the substantial weight of the weapon it is extremely fun to play with! The overall construction is very sturdy, the distal taper of the blade makes it flexible yet rigid. My only aside is that you may want to consider wearing significant hand protection when sparring, as getting smashed on the finger with one of these sabres is liable to hurt quite a bit!  

My own historic fencing interests are mostly from the medieval period, but using this sabre is so fun that I simply had to purchase my own. I highly recommend this item!

See also my review for the excellent Pentti III Synthetic Longsword!

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Well balanced synthetic Sabre/Szabla April 30, 2014
Reviewer: Gerry from Chicago, IL United States  
Very impressed with the Purpleheart Synthetic Sabre. It is obvious quite a bit of research and care went into the design and manufacture of this product. For a waster the balance is incredible, I am lucky enough to have an actual 17th century Eastern European Szabla and the Purpleheart waster 'feels' almost the same! Well worth the slight wait (they make them as they are ordered). Great product.

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