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.
This gladius is made of heavy grade polypropylene. While they're not quite as rigid as wood, they have the winning advantages of being virtually unbreakable, remarkably stiff and cut resistant. Overall 31 inches.
We've been asked for years for a good set of historically researched swords to perform with on stage. We wanted both authenticity and durability; the kind of sword you can bang edge to edge to complete your performance with confidence and look good doing it. Popular in Europe, our Windlass Stage Combat swords and rapiers have the thick edges and rolled tips needed for live steel action. The Knight Errant can be used as a one-handed or hand-and-a-half sword. Constructed with a strong, full tang with peened construction using solid brass parts, a leather wrapped wood grip for a strong hold and high carbon steel blade providing years of rugged use. A leather scabbard with metal accents is included. Don't just act, perform!