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Steel Techniques Feder with Pear Pommel
Steel Techniques Feder with Pear Pommel


 
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Steel Techniques Feder with Pear Pommel


Light to moderate training sword. This is not a tournament sparring sword.

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

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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.

Video review coming soon.


Average Rating: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 48 Write a review »

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Steel Techniques Feder recommended July 8, 2019
Reviewer: Andrew Boswell from Melbourne, Australia  
The sword is everything I'd hoped for: well balanced and 'clean' lines. Exactly what I wanted for my training. And the service from Purple Heart was fantastic. From initial enquiries through the chat line through to finalising the purchase and calculating postage, contact was always prompt and friendly. Fast turnaround as well. I could not be happier and I recommend Purple Heart both as a customer centric business and as a vendor of quality HEMA gear

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Highly Recommend Steel Techniques Feder May 31, 2019
Reviewer: Chris Gundel from Manhattan Beach, CA United States  
Fender is perfect for my purposes and great service from Purple Heart Armoury.!

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Great Training Aid May 27, 2019
Reviewer: Jullian Meiggs from EVANSVILLE, IN United States  
O wasnt sure what to expect since I didnt know any one who owned one. But I'm very have with this sword. Feels great and handles great. Makes drilling a pleasure.

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Very satisfied May 15, 2019
Reviewer: Harrison Baumann from Frisco, TX United States  
This was my third purchase from Purple heart armory, and I have been incredibly satisfied with the speed of shipping, excellent customer service, and quality of the item.

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Very good May 15, 2019
Reviewer: Dylan Arndt from Howell , NJ United States  
Love the quality and the service

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