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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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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.
$289.95

Practical Marshall Sword

#501741
This Practical Single-Hand Sword is based on the Marshall sword, so named for one of England’s finest knights of the latter half of the 12th century. Built for the rigors of combat training, it has a fully tempered 1566 high-carbon steel blade hardened to 50HRC and left un-edged and un-pointed to minimize injury.
$179.95

Practical Tai-Chi Sword

#501738
Made with everyday use in mind, the Practical Tai-Chi Sword is great for the learning pupil.
$179.95

Practical Katana by Paul Chen / Hanwei

#500684
Like the name implies the Practical Katana is an economical cutting sword. Great for cutting practice or for those just starting their collection.
$279.95

Practical Hand and a Half Training Sword by Paul Chen / Hanwei

#501733
Based on the Albrecht sword, a classic design from the early part of the 15th century, the Practical Hand-and-a-Half Sword by Paul Chen / Hanwei is meant for heavy re-enactment.
$205.95

Medieval Training Sword

#900408
This durable training sword will hold up to the most rigorous training and has the esthetic beauty of a real medieval sword. Made of a super-strong polypropylene plastic with thick edges for ultimate safety.
$49.95

Tourney Arming Sword

#501685
The Tourney Series of blunt swords is the culmination of over 20 years of experience producing swords and related pieces for re-enactment and stage use. This classic knightly sword design was used for hundreds of years on the battlefield.
$239.95

Tourney Viking Sword

#501684
The Tourney Series of blunt swords is the culmination of over 20 years of experience producing swords and related pieces for re-enactment and stage use. This sleek Viking sword is lightweight and fast for a sword of this period.
$239.95

Top Customer Reviews

Review of: Synthetic Training Buckler

Got this specifically for HEMA to practice thrust with with a longsword on a moving target.
Reviewed by: Sammy, June 26, 2021

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: Synthetic Training Buckler

excellent for practice
Reviewed by: William, January 22, 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: Synthetic Training Buckler

This shield is thick enough to withstand a beating and heavy enough to feel right in your hand.  For the price, it is a good deal.
Reviewed by: , March 30, 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