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Polish Synthetic Sabre V4 (Designed for Capital KDF)



 
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Synthetic Pentti Saber with Fuller as designed for Capital KDF.
Has a deep curve, and a lighter quick blade.
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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. 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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Small Black Rubber Blunts - Set of 4
Price: $2.00

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V4 Saber with Fuller August 15, 2016
Reviewer: John Gray from Newark, DE United States  
The saber itself is significantly more curved than the old V1 that I purchased a few years ago but still right around the same weight. The guard is also slightly smaller than the old V1 however the quillion, is that the right word, is longer. Which hasn't made much of a noticeable difference to me. The blade like and guard like all previous designs is extremely durable and well worth the price.

I did make the mistake of leaving it in my car during the summer and the blade does have a tendency to warp at such high temperatures. I found that putting it in a warm bath with some weights on it will easily fix that however. All in all this saber should last me and anyone else who regularly spars with them for years.

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PHA Synthetic Saber May 28, 2016
Reviewer: Jeffrey Custer from Irvine, CA United States  
This saber has good weight and balance. So far I have only been using it for drilling, but I hope to test it out sparring some soon.

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Polish Synthetic Saber January 27, 2016
Reviewer: Joseph Darragh from Omaha, NE United States  
The weighting and arch on this saber is perfect for the polish saber style I'm starting to learn. The purpleheart synthetics hold up great, and the saber itself flows awesome into the cuts.

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