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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.
We supplied the swords for Fechtschule America 2010-2012+
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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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Great product, fast shipping. May 25, 2016
Reviewer: Tyler Dillon from Denver, CO United States  
Couldn't be happier with my new sword.   Everything arrived as described.  Was very impressed with the shipping speed as well. Ordered Tuesday, delivered Friday!

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Awesome April 28, 2016
Reviewer: Melanie DeRoehn from Warren, NH United States  
Quick delivery, great waster!

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A Magnificent Training Tool April 25, 2016
Reviewer: Jon Makar from Winnipeg, MB Canada  
I really have no complaints about this product. I have been practising incessantly with it, and, I can say with the utmost confidence, it is perfect for drilling and light sparring. The balance is a lovely surprise (upgrading from a heavily modified cold steel polypropylene waster), the blade is not at all whippy, but also has flexibility near the last three quarter for less harmful thrusts, and the cord wrapped grip (the blue one looks lovely) provides flawless grip that is forgiving to imperfect technique involving the shifting of one's hands (and, though others have said it can cause chafing of the hands, I quickly gained the appropriate calouses for the job).

I would also like to thank everyone I was in contact with at the company, for I was treated kindly via email. I would like to especially thank Christian for being so considerate and accommodating, and for taking suggestions concerning a possible Pentti Longsword type J wheel pommel.

Thanks everybody,

Jon Makar

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Type III Penti Longsword March 3, 2016
Reviewer: bryan giguere from attleboro, RI United States  
Everything is great except the sword's blade is bent slightly to one side. Not detrimental, but a straight blade would have been nice.

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Looked used March 2, 2016
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from SC  
The sword arrived in a beat up box, and the blade appeared slightly bent. The cross guard had a bit of paint coming off of it. Honestly the sword looked used not new. It does however preform perfectly.

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