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Steel Techniques Feder Longsword, Pear Pommel
Steel Longsword with Pear Pommel


 
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Steel Techniques Feder with Pear Pommel

Designed for up to Moderate training to controlled sparring contact levels.

Part of the Techniques or Tech line, made exclusively for Purpleheart Armoury in Hungary.

  • Designed to feel closer to a real sword than most feders, the Point of Balance is slight farther out.
  • A more historically sized grip brings your hands closer together for killing motions. Designed for true cutting techniques.
  • An excellent choice for practicing paired techniques
  • 6 Month Warranty. Details HERE.

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  • Strong and flexible
  • Excellent value
  • 6 Month Warranty. Details HERE

Review

Thanks to Natasha Darce', I just received a pair of the new VB blunts that are now available from Purpleheart. These are also available with wheel/disc pommels, but I prefer this type as it extends the handle for use with gloves.

I absolutely love these things and I'm really happy they will be on the market. Before I go into why, I'd like to say these aren't actually blunts, at least as that word is commonly used. The term "blunt" is typically used to refer to swords which have the geometry of sharp swords but with edges that aren't sharpened. Consequently, their edges are quite thin. A blunt is a sword that can be turned into a sharp. Maybe not always a great sharp, but all the "blunts" I've seen, including the Chlebowski XVa blunt that I won at Schwertkampf 2013, can be turned into a pretty good sharp sword. These VB swords cannot be made into functional sharps. They have feder blades, complete with excellent safety flex in the weak.

Why do I love these things?

1. They are about the size of most of my sharps. The blade is about half an inch longer, and the handle is about an inch, inch and a half longer. So they are small enough to drill at realistic distance for the type of smaller longsword that I am interested in, but just big enough to use with gloves. Being a lot smaller than a typical feder, they can also be used by smaller people without causing as many issues. They also feel great in the hands and have good point control. They feel very lively. I enjoy using them.

2. They don't have schilts. I am starting to hate schilts, as they often get in the way of some technique drills. I'm tired of saying, "Well it's getting caught up on the schilt, but in a real sword, blah blah blah." If I'm fencing without gloves or with light gloves, I want a schilt. Otherwise, no thank you.

3. They fit perfectly in my list of needs/wants for a training tool. I want a sharp to solo train and cut with, a blunt to drill with, and a sword exactly like this one to fence with in normal gear, and a feder to compete with. If I don't have a blunt, then this sword is much better than a feder for drilling. There is no obnoxiously long handle, or obnoxiously long blade. I currently use a custom Chclebowski with a handle shortened by one inch, and these will be replacing that tool for most of my paired drilling, mostly because the blade flex is much better and I can thrust harder without hurting people. I will also be fencing with these swords most of the time instead of my Regenyei, which is significantly longer than any of my sharps.

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Average Rating: Average Rating: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 90 Write a review »

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5 of 5 Seems like a great value February 24, 2021
Reviewer: Brandon Jones from Englewood, FL United States  
So far I'm really impressed. A couple guys from my hema group were hesitant about this sword. However, I took it last night and it seemed to hold up to their scrutiny. It also held up well to sparing. Only time will tell but so far I'm impressed. Also something to consider the handle is a bit short for someone wearing spes heavy gloves. The sword does have a great feel to it.

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5 of 5 Shipping and overall experience February 22, 2021
Reviewer: Chase from Minot, ND United States  
The trainer came within the allotted shipping time and came in perfect condition with the box unopened. The weight and balance are perfect and the blade feels great in the hand. I will definitely be ordering from purple heart armory again in the future.

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5 of 5 Good Sword February 20, 2021
Reviewer: Kyra Brotherton from Rogersville , MO United States  


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4 of 5 Steel Techniques Feder Longsword, Pear - Review February 11, 2021
Reviewer: TJ from Maryland  
The Sword came as one piece the Pommel is fixed, overall good condition no complaints, look forward to practicing with it... It's slightly shorter than my other Feder. Grabbed a multi-color handle so it looks good on a wall too.

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5 of 5 Nice! Steel Techniques Feder Longsword, pear pomme January 11, 2021
Reviewer: Patrick Nichols from Madison, WI United States  
I'm very pleased with the sword. It is well made, and has a lighter weight. Purpleheart has always given me great customer service!

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