Darksword Armory Battle Ready
Darksword - Federschwert Practice Sword - DSA1702BK

Darksword - Federschwert Practice Sword

Please note: Demonstrations in these videos may represent torture tests under ideal conditions and do not imply a sword will handle this type of activity consistently. Swords should only be used to cut approved materials, and proper training should be sought before partaking in this dangerous activity.
Overall Length: 49 1/2'' Blade: 36 3/8''

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Blade: 5160 High Carbon Steel
Weight: 3 lb 8.3 oz
Edge:  Blunt
P.O.B.: 2 1/4''
Thickness: 6.7 mm - 3.4 mm
Width: 45.7 mm - 79.6 mm - 29.9 mm
Grip Length: 9 1/2''
Pommel: Peened

The Darksword Armory Federschwert has been designed for use by Western Martial Arts practitioners, schools and theatrical groups. The sword has been made following the requirements and guidelines established by the ‘’Battle of the Nations’’. It has a blade of 5160 High Carbon steel with blunted edges and a rounded tip. Half the blade, from the tip to its center, is flexible to make the sword safer for use against sparring opponents.

The crossguard and pommel are of mild steel and the grip is overlaid with black leather. The pommel has a hex-nut construction allowing for a tightening of the hilt if necessary.

This odd-looking sword is actually a clever innovation – The Problem: How to create a training sword with blunted edges that isn’t so overly heavy that it handles in an unrealistic fashion? The solution was to compensate for the added thickness by reducing width, whilst retaining a wide and thick ‘’schilt’’ ricasso for balance, strength and facilitating a wide enough blade tang. A German fighting school innovation, its name literally meaning ‘’feather sword’’ and it is prominently featured in ‘’fechtbuchs’’ (fighting manuals) of the Renaissance.

This model now has a peened pommel, rather than a nut as pictured.

Please Note: This sword belongs to Darksword's Reenactment line of products. It is fully guaranteed by Darksword Armory for a period of one year against manufacturing defects.

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