• Our most popular training sword
• Custom Options to choose from
• Schilt with stepped flare
Based on Originals: Dated 1450-1580, Northern Europe, as illustrated by several artists in combat manuals of the period and a few examples that survive today, such as in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Overall Length: 48.5"
Blade Length: 37.75"
Blade Width: 1.05"
Ricasso Width: 1.6"
Guard Width: 8.9"
Grip Length: 8"
Balance Point: 3.25"
Weight: 3.3 lbs
Fechterspiel translates to "assault of arms"—a great name for this western martial arts training weapon. This sword is an excellent choice for you the longsword practitioner looking for a period style, handling and durability. The grip is covered in leather and has a slightly flared waist. The pommel and guard are finished in brushed tool steel. A sturdy tang holds the hilt structure securely. The ricasso is full thick in the center and then steps down on the flanges, this eliminate some weight from the blade and adds a bit of style. The blade is a bit thinner in taper and profile than our #187 Fechtbuch sword which allows for a quicker action and some more flex in the blade. A good choice if one is practicing mainly unarmored combat.
This trainer feels like a sharp in your hand, reacting in play the way a sword should.
"The Arms & Armor Fechterspiel is the one of the finest medieval longsword blunts on the market. Our pair of them have been through dozens of classes and are my constant companions when I'm on the road teaching seminars. I can't recommend them highly enough!"
"I have used an A&A fechterspiel for years, and while flexible and lively to handle, it has stood up to vigorous daily use. An outstanding tool for enthusiasts and professionals alike."
For further information, please read myArmoury.com's Hands-on Review
Here is our blog spotlight on the Extended Grip Option.
Shipping Domestic US 51.00 (multiple sword shipping discounted)
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