Indestructible main gauche waster

length: 21"
blade: 14 1/4"
blade width: 1 1/8" at widest
blade width: 7/8" at 2" from tip
blade edges: 3/16"
grip and pommel: 5 7/8"
guard: 7 1/2" tip to tip
weight: 6.8 oz

A santoprene (rubber/polypropylene blend) main gauche with upturned quillons and a ring guard. 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 gauche 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 main gauche are great for HEMA use, folks who really abuse their training weapons, and large classes/demonstrations where instructors need a quantity of identical simulators.