Indestructible rondel dagger waster

length: 17"
blade: 11 1/4"
blade width: 1 1/4" at guard
blade width: 1/2" at 2" from tip
blade edges: 3/16"
ball tip: 3/4"
grip length: 4 3/4"
rondels: 2"
weight: 5.5 oz

A santoprene (rubber/polypropylene blend) rondel dagger. You can beat these daggers to death and they'll survive pretty much anything you can throw at them. The proper name for a training weapon, usually wooden, is "waster" (pronounced "waast-er, rather than waist-er), and the name (despite the elitist pronunciation), reflects that training weapons are expected to break sometime, i.e., "be wasted". Therefore, the declaration that these particular daggers are in destructible is a complete oxymoron, but here we are. I've been considering calling the whole product line "Unwastable wasters".

All training weapons, be they synthetic, wooden, aluminum, or blunted steel have their advantages and drawbacks. These particular rondel daggers are great for HEMA use, folks who really abuse their training weapons, and large classes/demonstrations where instructors need a quantity of identical simulators.

Price: $15 (for one)

Price: $25 (for a pair)

Price: $65 (instructor's special - set of six)

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