Blunt training swords

I make blunt training swords to grant availability to trainig equipment which is safe, looks historically correct and answers diverse needs.

 

In designing the form of these tools, I use the typology of Ewart Oakeshott, who systematized medieval weapons. He regarded the time of usage and the form of the blade, crossbar and pommel as well.

 

The hardened steel gives proper safety, it is flexible but also less prone to breaking due to the tempering. I make my blunt training swords without a piercing tip and they are not sharpened. It is a great challenge to keep the historical handling characteristics true in spite of the dullness.

 

These characteristics need to be done properly, even if the swords are designed by a customer. Some vital information can be read (in hungarian) HERE . The article includes research done by Peter Johnson and uses illustrations by Maarten Kampuis.