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


 
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Type III Pentti Longsword with Steel Pommel and Guard

- Grey Blade
- 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.
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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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Balanced and lighter than other penttis June 18, 2019
Reviewer: Jacqueline Doyle from Cambridge, MA United States  
Only very slightly heavier than my feder, so using it in practice still feels very true-to-life. The grey has a very slight blue tint in certain lights. My only issue was that it doesn't have all the same options for wrapping the handle as the other white penttis.

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Awesome product May 11, 2019
Reviewer: Rory Magnus from Aurora, OR United States  
Customer service was great. I was looking for the white Pentii synthetic longsword but they were out of stock. The rep told me they had them in grey, so I was pumped and went for it. It shipped fairly quickly and I'm very happy with the quality. It's very solid, well balanced, and feels good in your hands. I didn't realize when buying,because there was no picture, that they changed the crossguard from the round bar inserted through the blade to a more traditional looking, squared crossguard that slots over the blade. It seems to be aluminum or some light weight alloy and it looks nice. My sword came well packaged and the blade was nice and straight. My friend bought a white pentii which did have a bit of eating in the blade, but heating it up with a blow dryer and taping it down to the floor overnight fixed that. Great, quality work. Thanks for making these, Purple Heart!

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