The best of the world's sword fighters have known a simple truth for ages.. if you want to become a reasonably good sword fighter you should endeavor to learn sword fighting techniques, footwork and the basic stances. However, if you want to be a master at sword fighting you have to eventually start fighting with a "live blade." If your ultimate goal is to wield a razor sharp sword safely and effectively, you need to train with a sword that approximates the size, feel and heft of a live blade, yet minimizes the possibility of causing grievous, permanent, or life-threatening injury to yourself or your training partner. This concept was implemented by the ancient Romans, who used dull wooden swords to train their Gladiators and soldiers. And Japanese Samurai used a wooden training sword that was called a Bokken. It's an elegant solution to a vexing problem and effective enough to still be used today. The only problem is that a wooden sword can rot, crack, chip or splinter and eventually become useless. Cold Steel's solution to these dilemmas was to design a synthetic substitute, low in price and impervious to the elements. The Cold Steel line of Training Swords are made of heaviest grade polypropylene available and closely duplicate a real sword in length, size, weight and feel. Specifications: - Overall Length: 20 1/2" - Material: Polypropylene - Weight: 20.3 oz.
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This is a training hatchet that can be used for martial arts hatchet or tomahawk training. It is a plastic duplicate of the Cold Steel Axe Gang Hatchet, which is designed for Kung Fu martial artists.
Specifications (from Cold Steel catalog): Length: 20.5" Hawk (head) length: 5" Edge length: 4" Material: hard brown polypropylene on handle, hard black prolyproylene on head (molded securely to handle), simulated edge painted silver --- Measured: Head (hawk) width at back: 1" Handle cross-section: 1" x 1.5", rounded rectangle ---
This trainer hatchet is hard polyehtylene plastic, and realistically heavy for a trainer - 20.3 ounces. (The actual Cold Steel hatchet weighs 35.5 ounces.) If it is used for sparring, appropriate protective gear must be worn, and strikes obviously must be slow or pulled. It can cause injury if a person is struck unprotected with this trainer with any significant force. (A hard strike could cause...
Perfect training hatchet on wooden trainer blocks, but not for use with other people (it's hard enough to be a weapon in its own right!)
Most tomahawk trainers aren't cheap but this is a nice relatively inexpensive trainer that seems to be holding up pretty well.
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