What is a feder or federschwert?
Even in the medieval times, the need for a safe longsword simulator arose, which bought the historical practice sword or “federschwert” to life. The archaic feder, resembles a longsword only crudely, but the handling characteristics are almost the same, while it is flexible, unsharpened, has no piercing tip and protects the fingers with the so-called “schilt”.
As it wasn’t considered a real weapon in medieval law, citizens were allowed to keep and use it. According to Wassmanssdorf (in the end of the 19. century), the original name for this tool was Paratschwert (parade sword) and the name “feder” was given by later generations.
A “Jack of all trades” feder. Strong in the bind, but can be still used from the wrist for precision work. The size is ideal to practice any school.
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Build your own feder from a vast variety of custom parts. Customize it to match your fencing style and gear.
Designed by Anton Kohutovič from Gesellschaft Liechtenauers. Robust build, and parallel edges what makes these feders really agile.
Design by Eliisa Keskinen. With this feder you can easily use technics from schools which require shorter swords.
(e.g.: The art of Fiore de’i Liberi)
These “paratschwerts” based on original museal findings. They do have a simple goal: perform as close as possible to the ones that the old masters used.