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  Type III Pentti Longsword 50"

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Type III Pentti Longsword with Steel Pommel and Guard

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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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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.Our 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. The Purpleheart Type III synthetic longsword was designed for use in the study and training of approximately late 14th century to early 16th century two-handed longsword fencing. Examples include Fiore dei Liberi, Sigmund Ringeck, and Joachim Meyer.

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Type III Pentti longsword 50" August 9, 2016
Reviewer: Jacob McDonald from Oklahoma City  
I got this sword about a week ago and I love it! It holds up fantastic in training and has a great balance to it. The sword really flows with cuts and the grip looks amazing. I couldn't be happier!

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An all-around fantastic synthetic. August 2, 2016
Reviewer: D. Clarke from Arkansas, United States  
New to HEMA, but glad to be using this as a first-timer. It's weighted well and my initial reservations about damaging this sword were unfounded--it can take what you're dishing out. If you're thinking the price seems high for a synthetic sword, what you're paying for is quality. The blade has give, but isn't flimsy or wobbly by any means. From the guard down, the rest of the sword is even more sturdy and solid--moreso than some steel swords I've handled.

Other Type III's I've seen in my group members' kits have had it rough and are still holding strong; whatever wear the grip material shows, the sword itself betrays no notion of retiring anytime soon.

Ordered a fairly plain sword, and it came in the mail quickly and was packaged quite safely and securely. A solid weapon and practice tool that's easy to care for, forgiving to the beginner and reliable for the veteran.

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Good balance and design, solid construction July 28, 2016
Reviewer: Lukas Hutchinson from Juneau, AK United States  
Very happy with this purchase, and it shipped within 5 days to Alaska.

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Perfect July 27, 2016
Reviewer: Noah Hutchinson from Juneau, AK United States  
Perfect gear with perfect service.

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Awesome synthetic, almost perfect. July 17, 2016
Reviewer: Matthew Cowan from Pasadena, CA United States  
Early review, but so far all is very good. My club uses the previous version of this sword so be aware that the extra length is in the hilt and this brings the CoB pretty much on the cross. It feels longer but is incredibly responsive.

The only down side is in the finishing. Mine had a lot of heavy flash on the flats where they machine away a lot of the thickness. Not a deal breaker, but it would be nice if this was taken care of.

Also, if you are using any gauntlets other than the AFs, you will probably want the extended pommel.

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