Fencing Side Sword Training Hema WMA Dull Edge Rolled Tip
Designed for safe use in fencing practice, the Renaissance Side Sword provides a realistic fencing simulator to the renaissance period HEMA practitioner. Unique in the time of the primarily piercing oriented rapiers, the side sword kept the cut and thrust aspects of the late medieval arming swords and added the protection of a complex hilt hand guard. This side sword features thick well rounded edges and a rolled tip for greater thrusting safety. However with all fencing swords we suggest affixing a rubber tip blunt or piece of leather strip taped to the tip. The blade does offer some flex for thrusting but maintains a reasonably high level of rigidity for the cut. Blade is constructed of heat treated 5160 Spring Steel and has a 3/4 tang. Fittings are quality maintenance free stainless steel.
Blade Length : 93cms
Overall Length : 109cms
Weight : 1280 grams
About 5160 Steel
5160 has achieved an excellent reputation for its toughness and resilience, particularly in larger knife blades and sword blades, where shock absorption is a requirement. Careful heat treating of a 5160 blade can produce a hard edge section and a softer core, an excellent characteristic in hacking blades.
5160 Steel Composition: 0.61C 0.94Mn 0.88Cr