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Red Dragon HEMA Synthetic Sparring Longsword

£39.17

Longwords are undoubtedly the most popular weapon on the HEMA scene. They are the basis for several treatises from masters such as Fiore, Lichtenauer and Talhoffer spanning more than 200 years.

Our Red Dragon HEMA Synthetic Sparring Longsword is designed for the rigours of the HEMA salle and is practically unbreakable. Its combination of durability and value for money make it a popular choice for HEMA schools around the globe. It comes in modular form with many options for customisation and is perfect for beginners.

Our synthetic swords are also great for film and theatrical use, being cheaper and requiring a lot less maintenance than their steel or aluminium counterparts.

Total Length: 124cm
Blade Length :96.5cm 
Guard Length:  24cm 
Grip Length: 19.5cm 
Pommel Length: 6.5cm 
Hilt Length: 27cm 
Weight: 768g
POB: 15.24cm 
Material: Plastic, Steel, Brass

All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

SKU: RDA001

Availability: In stock

Excl. Tax: £39.17 Incl. Tax: £47.00
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Excl. Tax: £39.17 Incl. Tax: £47.00

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Longwords are undoubtedly the most popular weapon on the HEMA scene. They are the basis for several treatises from masters such as Fiore, Lichtenauer and Talhoffer spanning more than 200 years.

Our Red Dragon HEMA Synthetic Sparring Longsword is designed for the rigours of the HEMA salle and is practically unbreakable. Its combination of durability and value for money make it a popular choice for HEMA schools around the globe. It comes in modular form with many options for customisation and is perfect for beginners.

Our synthetic swords are also great for film and theatrical use, being cheaper and requiring a lot less maintenance than their steel or aluminium counterparts.

Buy the Red Dragon HEMA Synthetic Sparring Longsword with confidence from the UK’s leading HEMA equipment retailer.

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Additional Information

Manufacturer Red Dragon Armouries
Edge N/A
Steel Gauge N/A
Specification

Blade Length :96.5cm
Guard Length:  24cm
Grip Length: 19.5cm
Pommel Length: 6.5cm
Hilt Length: 27cm
Total Length: 124cm
Total Weight: 768g
POB: 15.24cm
Material: Plastic, Steel, Brass

*All sizes & weights are approximate.

 

Reviews

Excellent Beginner ProductReview by Daniel
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These synthetic blades are very tough. They have almost every property you could desire, flexibility, durability, quality and balance. Although they weigh half of what a steel counterpart might, they have a balance approximately 6 inches from the quillons which makes it handle very well as a training sword.

The problems I have it are specifically with the grip which you can feel doesn't sit flat against the tang. If I could redesign the handle, I would replace the rubber grip with a more solid abs plastic one with a rubberised coating to sit tight against the tang and be held on by the pommel. Incidentally I would also get the extended pommel next time, since I'm a slightly above average sized person and a little extra length on the handle would be nice.

The flexibility is good for safety in the thrust against light or even no protection. However the nylon blade may end up warping over time.

However these are nit-picking problems and I honestly think this is one of the best products designed for purpose on the HEMA market. (Posted on 06/05/2018)
Good..Really good.Review by Karl
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This is a really good product.
The only bad point is for the "blade to blade" contact ,it's a little too much "skaty" compare to steel,but it's all ok . (Posted on 18/10/2016)
8/10 Would RecommendReview by Rick
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Do not worry about the plastic! It's very tough! I've practised a couple of hours with it now against my friend's Japanese Redwood Bokken and there is not a single dent in this product, unlike the bokken. It's rigid enough that it's not floppy to fence with and will flex in the final third of the blade on a thrust as claimed. The balance is good too sitting about 6" in front of the cross-guard and the weight is good also.

I only have two minor niggles. Firstly the grip is very good although doesn't fit that snug and so there is a little wiggle room. This may be becuase they are designed to be interchangeable and I must say that I purchased this product from the Knight Shop in its component parts which could be the reason.
Secondly the cross-guard is not made of the same material as the blade and is made of a softer more flexible plastic. This personally has been no problem at all but I can see some potential for premature wear and tear if it takes a few good hits.

It's a very good piece of training equipment and comes highly recommended. For the price I can't see much better or many ways to improve upon it. (Posted on 03/02/2015)

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