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Type III Pentti Longsword 50"
Type III Pentti Longsword 50"

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Type III Pentti Longsword with Steel Pommel and Guard

- Now with fuller.
- Historical Weight and Balance

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.
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.

Small Black Rubber Blunts w/Metal Insert - Set of 4
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Pentti Longsword April 25, 2019
Reviewer: Michael Thompson from Portland , OR United States  
My sparring partner and I have been using cold steel hand a half swords. While they did the job, I just received the Purple Heart pentti practice sword. A extremely amazing up grade. In the process out bending it back into form. (UPS). Otherwise Purple Heart. You are amazing, your products are amazing, next step metal blades. Thank you

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Good price, good quality. June 21, 2018
Reviewer: John from Soldotna, Alaska  
For just a little more money than the Rawlings swords these are miles above in quality and feel. I could definitely fool myself into thinking it were a steel sword with my eyes closed. It would be nice if there were more care taken on the finish, handling the sword without gloves can be uncomfortable due to the sharp bits of plastic on the corners.

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January 31, 2018
Reviewer: Aaron from Lincoln, NE United States  

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December 29, 2017
Reviewer: Michael Potter from Ankeny, IA United States  

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Excellent Synthetic Longsword December 20, 2017
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Wales, UK  
Delivered safely and within projected timescale by Purple Heart - Thanks!

Comfortable grip, good overall weight, safe flattened + rounded tip for thrusting, appreciated the fuller which is absent in some synthetic swords.

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