Special information about our swords / sword types

Our swords / sword types

Time and again we receive enquiries from customers as to the kind of swords we supply. The following section will give you an overview of the 4 general types of swords that we sell.

1. Wooden swords

These swords are manufactured for training purposes and can be used in contact sport without breaking or incurring damage. These swords are freely available to persons under the age of 18.

2. Handmade swords (CAS Iberia, Paul Chen, Hanwei, WKC, Thaitsuki, Cold Steel, Dynasty Forge, Swords and more)

 These samurai swords are handmade and meet the high standards required by the modern art of sword production. The steel used for these swords is of the best quality and in certain exclusive cases (from € 1000 onwards) has even been folded, which further increases the value of the sword. These swords are manufactured for training purposes and can also be used for contact sports (Tameshigeri). The strength of the blade can, for example, be tested by slicing a wet rice sack. Should the swords be misused however, they will incur damage and may even break. As such we suggest that customers only use these swords under the supervision of an experienced Budoka.

4. Battle Ready Swords (functional)

See also "More information..." further below. These swords are also handmade and are produced for Battle Ready action and theatre presentation. The steel used in their production is mostly spring steel, which gives the blades a certain flexibility and strength. The swords often have a blunt blade of 4 or more millimetres. You will find these swords in medieval exhibitions and fairs. We have also supplied various film sets with these swords.

More information about our battle ready functional swords

Swords and more is able to offer three different categories of battle ready swords. You may find the reference to the respective category in the item description of the battle ready swords in the Swords and more online shop.

Category 1:
These swords are suitable for beginners who want to buy their first battle ready sword or need a sword for training purposes. All category 1 swords feature simple high carbon steel blades which will sustain scratches and nicks when used against tougher blades. The pommels are screwed or simply riveted at the end of the tang.

Category 2:
These swords are likewise suitable for beginners and advanced fighters. All category 2 swords feature high-quality carbon steel blades which hardly show any scratches when used against other blades. The pommels are riveted at the end of the tang.

Category 3:
These swords are top-quality battle ready swords. They are likewise suitable for beginners and advanced fighters looking for a sword with a good price-performance ratio and great durability. All category 3 swords feature high-quality carbon steel blades which are tough and flexible at the same time. When used against other blades they show hardly any scratches. The pommels are riveted at the end of the wide tangs.

This short summary of the different kinds of swords we offer should merely serve as an overview. After all, entire books have been written on the subject.
Should you have any further questions regarding our products or how to care for the swords we offer, just send an e-mail.

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