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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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Tourney Hand and a Half Sword

#501683
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 sword is great for one or two-handed battle and is a close recreation of the famous Oakeshott Type XVIIIa sword from "Records of the Medieval Sword".
$249.95

Training Parrying Main Gauche Rubber Dagger

#804506
This Main Gauche trainer is made of rubber and carefully fashioned to give a close approximation of realism without damaging the users. Overall length 21 inches.
$11.95

Gladius Synthetic Training Sword

#501439
This Cold Steel Gladius is made of the heaviest grade polypropylene, making it virtually unbreakable, and closely duplicating a real sword in length, size, weight, and feel. Overall length 31 inches.
$34.95

Synthetic Training Buckler

#804193
This Cold Steel training buckler is stoutly made of extra strong polycarbonate. Thick, sturdy, raised boss for hand protection and rugged handle. Weighs 2 pounds, diameter 12 inches.
$39.95

Bokken Synthetic Training Sword

#803638
This training sword is made from the heaviest grade polypropylene (making it strong, impervious to elements, minimizing the possibility of injuries to users), duplicating a real sword in length, size, weight, and feel. Overall length 44 inches.
$38.95

Medieval Hand and Half Synthetic Training Sword

#803637
This training sword is made from the heaviest grade polypropylene, which is not as stiff as wood, but virtually unbreakable and highly cut-resistant. Approximating the size, feel, and heft of a live blade, the sword can be wielded safely with its 10 inches grip. Overall length of 44 inches.
$38.95

Medieval One-Hand Synthetic Training Sword

#803636
This training sword is made from the heaviest grade polypropylene, which is unbreakable and impervious to elements, though not as stiff as wood. Approximating the size, feel, and heft of a live blade, the sword can be wielded safely with its 7-1/4 inches grip. Overall length of 39-1/2 inches.
$35.95

Wooden Training Gladius

#600774
This sword is made of wood, akin to the ones used by Gladiators for training, and honoring retiring warriors. Overall length 27 inches.
$44.95

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