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Type III Pentti Longsword 50"

Price: $320.00

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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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Two swords up! March 29, 2017
Reviewer: Jc Sisson from Lenoir city, TN United States  
I purchased two synthetic Pentii type 3 long swords and they are everything I wanted and more.

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Good product, bad shipping. September 22, 2016
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Seattle, WA United States  
While the waster is quite nice, however the packaging was poorly padded and the waster was bent when it arrived. I have tried to staighten it, but it remains bent.

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Review September 16, 2016
Reviewer: Salvador Hernandez from Visalia, CA United States  
This sword is amazing. By far the best one I have ever held. The weight is just right and feels right in my hands. I would recommend this to anyone who is starting out in hema.

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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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