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Stage Combat / HEMA / SCA C&T longsword

I've had a lot of requests for more flexible longswords suitable for stage combat, HEMA (not everone wants to use a feder!), and for fencing with SCA Cut and Thrust (and similar) rulesets. So here we are - this longsword is one of the most production-flexible I've ever seen - so that your actors will be less likely to kill each other; HEMA fighters can actually use a "real" sword instead of a federschwert (man, I'm going to get a lot of grief over that comment), and so that SCA C&T fighters have a longsword that absolutely meets the required flex tests - not only for singe combats, but for melee, too!

(Digression on the SCA flex test: put the sword down at the end of a table or workbench with the hilt supported/weighed down and the full length of the blade flying free. Place a six ounce weight at the end of the sword and measure the deflection between weighted and unweighted. Swords that flex 1/2" are suitable for single combats, swords that flex 1" are suitable for melee combat. These longswords deflect nearly 3"!)

The pommel is peened (see end view pic above) to a sturdy tang, the grip is wood core with a sewn leather wrap. The blade edges are dulled to 2mm wide. This is about as safe and flexible as you're going to get with a steel sword, and/so it's suitable for light contact with thick clothing and padding (and control!) Matching scabbard included.

length: 49 1/8"
blade: 38 3/8"
blade width: 2" at guard
blade width: 1/2" at tip
grip and pommel: 10 5/16"
leather wrapped grip: 8 1/2"
guard: 7 7/8"
balance point: 6 1/4"
weight (sword): 3 lb 3.0 oz
weight (sword and scabbard): 4 lb 0.0 oz

also available is a matching Stage Combat / HEMA / SCA C&T arming sword.

Price: $190


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