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Sickle - Synthetic Trainer

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Our synthetic sickle was designed to be sturdy enough for hooking the arms, legs or body as depicted in Mair’s compendium yet be flexible enough for safe sparring (with adequate protective gear). It requires no maintenance, though for best results it should be stored out of the sun in a cool, dry place. The sickle features a 4.25" (108mm) rubberized handle for a secure and comfortable grip and is 16" (406mm) overall length with an 16.5" (420mm) curved blade.



The sickle is one of the unconventional weapons detailed inthe massive mid 16th century OpusAmplissimum de Arte Athetica compiled by Paulus Hector Mair (1517-1579).Three versions of this multi volumecompendium have been preserved: the BSB Cod.icon. 393(1/2) in Latin, Mscr.Dred. C 93/94 in Early New High German and Codex Vindobensis 10825/26 in bothLatin and German.Mair lived inAugsburg and was a civil servant and fencing enthusiast, though there is noevidence that he ever certified as a fencing master.


There has been some debate on whether the techniques of thesickle and the other “peasant weapons” depicted in the compendium were based onactual observation of contemporary peasants or speculation by Mair, but ineither case the 16 illustrated pages devoted to the sickle depict and describea variety of attacks and counters that include strikes, parries, hooks, disarmsand grapples.

Although Mair believed that fencing in its various forms was instrumental in building character, he apparently didn’t do enough of it to keep him from embezzling money from the Augsburg city coffers so that he could live well beyond his means. He was ultimately hanged as a thief at the age of 62. Don’t make his mistake! Order our sickles and train hard!

Download a FREE training manual here from Noorderwind:
http://www.noorderwind.org/documents/PHMair_Sickle...
4.25" (108mm) paracord wrapped handle
16" (406mm) overall straight length
16.5" (420mm) curved blade.

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Juan Carlos Villagomez
February 23, 2024
Awesome Feel and design
Mine came in black and I love how they feel when using them in practice. I have earned Mantis as a nickname now!
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Nash Winslow from Statesville, NC United States
July 11, 2019
A very nice, quick, and nimble trainer for a good price
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Anonymous Person
October 13, 2017
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Affordable and durable
Congratulations for developing an affordable and durable training sickle! The sickle has endured the test of time as an important european domestic weapon, which the recent interest of Hema has brought to the light of the general public. As a practitioner, I would like to see some modifications to the handle make it more rounded and thus maneuverable for training in the complexities of this weapon
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Ian Hollier from Sandy, UT United States
January 18, 2017
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Very fun to use
Lighting fast, hooks excellently, and, much to my surprise, it is fun to throw.
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anna from MN United States
April 13, 2016
Synthetic Sickle
Came as ordered. Customer Service made sure I got them when I needed them.
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