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#203 Fechterspiel Sword
Fechterspiel translates to "assault of arms"—an apt name for this western martial arts training weapon. Combining quality and historical accuracy, this sword is an excellent piece for the longsword practitioner looking for a period style and handling. The grip is covered in leather and has a slightly flared waist. The pommel and guard are finished in brushed steel and all are mounted on a blunt practice blade with a sturdy tang. The ricasso is full thick in the center and then steps down on the flanges to eliminate some weight from the blade and add 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 who is practicing mainly unarmored combat.

Original: Date 1450-1550, German, as illustrated by several artists 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"; Ricasso Width: 1.6"; Blade Width: 1.05"; Quillon Width: 8.9"; Grip Length: 8"; Balance Point: 2.25"; Weight: 3.3 lbs

$520 + $51 shipping and handling

"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!"

— Christian H. Tobler, Selohaar Fechtschule 

"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."

— Guy Windsor, founder of The School of European Swordsmanship 

#204 Fechterspiel Sword—Training Grade
This is an excellent option for those who are purchasing weapons for a training group or school or need an economical practice weapon. It is the same materials and structure as the above item but the finish on the blade is not taken to as high a polish and the hilt parts are finished with a smoothed cast surface. [ View Details ]

$490 + $51 shipping and handling

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#180 Hilt Bluing
A professional heat bluing is applied to create a deep rich, almost black finish on your sword hilt and pommel. [ View Example ]

$85 additional

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