This one handed Medieval practice sword is the perfect companion for medieval combat training in a completely safe manner. A wooden sword, or waster, allowed a warrior to practice full combat safely and economically while preserving his precious steel for the real battle to come. Fully seasoned and hand crafted in solid hardwood, with contrasting wood guard and pommel, to be strong enough to meet the needs of today's swordsman (or woman). Each can take the abuse of sparring and reenacting, even edge-to-edge. (Keep in mind, however, that wood can break along the grain.) The Medieval Practice Weapon design represents edged weapons common from the 12th to 15th centuries. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts.