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Type III Pentti Longsword 50" Grey Nylon
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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.

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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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Pentti Type3 Longsword August 12, 2020
Reviewer: Jeremy from USA  
This thing is waaaaaaaay better than the Red Dragon synthetics or the knightshop synthetics. It isn't the same as my Regenyei, but close.  The blade bends a little in a mandrito fendente...but not too bad.  The cord wrap on the hilt is very nice.  Overall, it feels solid and is responsive in the hand.

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5 of 5 Excellent synthetic December 25, 2019
Reviewer: Aaron Washick from Jackson, WI United States  
Easily one of the best synthetic longswords on the market, on par with the Blackfencer. It feels more or less like a steel feder, albeit on the light end of the spectrum.

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5 of 5 Fantastic Quality August 18, 2019
Reviewer: Eugene Fisher from Lancaster, PA  
I ordered 2 or these swords with the extended pommel and I am very happy with it! The new aluminum guards and extended pommel look great with the added bonus that they won't rust! It would be nice if there was an option to have the original white color, but the new color is growing on me. I've been recommending their products for years, and with this new addition, I have a new standard for synthetic longswords! 5 Stars

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5 of 5 Going in the right direction July 22, 2019
Reviewer: anon from Texas  
I was absolutely thrilled with this shipping process! After what I went through trying to get a Longsword sythetic from South Coast Swords, the shipping of purple heart armoury was quick, and packaged well. After a 3 month shipping fiasco with South Coast Swords, I was just happy to receive one from purple heart armoury. The sword arrived brand new, without a scratch, and looking and feeling amazing! Thank you purple heart, I appreciate your business!

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4 of 5 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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