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Practice & Theatrical Weapons

From the times of the Roman Gladiators, wooden swords have been used as a training tool. They allowed a warrior to practice full combat safely while preserving his precious steel for the real battle to come.

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Honshu Practice Broadsword

#805258
Constructed from the highest grade of polypropylene available and closely mimicking an actual Medieval broadsword in length, size, weight, and feel, United Cutlery's practice sword is virtually unbreakable, remarkably stiff and cut resistant.
$41.99

Hanwei / Tinker Pommel Retention Nut

#805261
This replacement retention nut is for use on the recessed pommel nuts found on Hanwei blades and training swords. Listing is for a single pommel retention nut.
$5.95

Practical Bastard Sword

#501766
The Practical Bastard Sword is a blade by Paul Chen / Hanwei suited to the rigorous use found in martial arts focused re-enactment. Built for the rigors of combat training, it has a high-carbon steel blade left un-edged and un-pointed to minimize injury.
$249.95

Hanwei / Tinker Training Early Medieval Sword

#501760
The Early Medieval Single Hand Sword is a perfect example of the classic cruciform sword but in a blunt version suitable for practice.
$246.95

Hanwei/ Tinker Training Longsword

#501755
The Blunt Hanwei/Tinker Longsword is meant to perfectly mimic its sharpened counterpart for ideal training.
$232.95

Practical Norman Sword

#501749
This Norman sword from the Paul Chen European practical line is a re-enactment safe blade fit for a Viking. Built for the rigors of combat training, it has a 1566 high-carbon steel blade left un-edged and un-pointed to minimize injury.
$150.95

Practical Plus XL Light Katana

#501748
The Practical Plus XL Light Katana from Hanwei is a great example of a cutting sword that is economical yet features traditional fittings and construction methods.
$396.95

Practical XL Katana

#501188
Economically made, but built to be used is the purpose behind the Practical Katanas of Hanwei. This XL version features a wider blade than regular katanas, which makes for easier cutting of tatami mats.
$257.95

Top Customer Reviews

Review of: Practical Plus XL Light Katana

I have collected a lotta swords (and stuff). but I did NOT have a real katana. For a collector, that's like collecting guns and not having an M1911 - it's almost morally wrong. So, when I happened to come into some extra cash AND MR offered their awesome Black Friday deal, I decided it was time! I wanted one I KNEW was meant to use, so I went for the "practical" line. There were four, and after comparing I went for the most expensive one... I wanted it to LOOK good too, and I also wanted the longer type with a typical handle length. I am sure fully pleased!! Just even looking at it, it was plain this was no-foolin' good steel, not some chromed crap...., and a big hunka hunka steel it is. Thick, hefty and sharp (in case you were wondering, as I was), but not out of balance. No loose fittings anywhere. Simple, but beautiful to the eye. It is exactly what I was looking for!
Reviewed by: Gordon, December 03, 2020

Review of: Tourney Hand and a Half Sword

Great sword! Absolutely love the look and feel. I haven't used it in training yet but I have no doubt that this sword can take a beating. My only issue is that the tip end of the blade does not have much flex. Maybe not the best sword for hard sparing. All and all this sword seems to be a great training partner against a Pell.
Reviewed by: John, December 01, 2020

Review of: Gladius Synthetic Training Sword

Probably unbreakable, water proof, and good weight to it, should last forever.
Reviewed by: Alan P, January 26, 2019

Review of: Gladius Synthetic Training Sword

These practice swords are high quality. The material and mold are perfect and I would buy more in the future.
Reviewed by: John, January 15, 2016

Review of: Gladius Synthetic Training Sword

For my purposes, this is an excellent buy!
Reviewed by: Rory, November 24, 2015

Review of: Gladius Synthetic Training Sword

A few months ago I purchased the wooden version, which was very much like the "wooden rudus" that was given to retiring gladiators. I chose this since I thought it would be a better gladius to practice with, and I was right.
Reviewed by: Serge, December 19, 2014