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  Purpleheart Synthetic Sabre V4

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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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Purpleheart Synthetic Sabre V4 May 31, 2016
Reviewer: adam mazur from Bridgeview, IL United States  
Love it

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Fantastic product May 27, 2016
Reviewer: Warren Tandoc from Wichita, KS United States  
This is a beautifully made training tool for a great price.  I already bought another!

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Great blade! March 22, 2016
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Sarasota, FL United States  
Fantastic weapon can feel all of the cuts

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Love my new sword March 17, 2016
Reviewer: Joshua Herbez from San Francisco, CA United States  
This is the second Pentti-style training weapon I've bought from you guys (I also have a longsword), and I absolutely love it.

The sabre is solidly and beautifully made, and I have no doubt that I can look forward to years of fun training and sparring with it.

I couldn't be happier with my purchase, and look forward to buying from you guys again in the future.

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Great Practice Sword January 21, 2016
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Wisconsin, United States  
This is my first HEMA purchase, so take my review with a heavy pinch of salt.  This practice saber has been great for getting into HEMA/WMA.  The price is a huge plus compared to quality blunt metal sword.  It has a good weight, and its plastic blade makes practice a lot less intimidating.

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