Note: This weapon has been designed for martial art practice. Please note that due to its weight, rigidity and density, this sword IS NOT recommended for events or tournaments using LARP weapons!
Calimacil forever seeks to fuse the mastery of materials they developed in its workshops and the technical expertise of its artisans. That’s why we are introducing a revolutionary high density foam training sword as an entryway into the world of eastern martial arts. This weapon was specially designed for sword training and is almost twice as heavy as its Live Action Role Playing equivalent.
This makes it as close as possible to practicing with a steel sword without requiring the user to wear full protective garb. In order to obtain this level of equivalency, this weapon is manufactured with a solid core covered with a compact mass of foam which prevents rebounds when it hits, an important requirement for martial arts swords. The blade is completely rigid edge-wise and only slightly flexible on its flat size. The sword as be specially weighted with metal inserts in the hilt to be properly balanced, making the sword’s handling nearly identical to that of its steel equivalent. The sword is less massive than wood and is therefore much safer to use. A special paint has also been applied to the blade to allow the smooth gliding of crossing blades, increasing the sensation of realism when used during sparring. This elegant, slightly curved long sword is inspired from the katana models of the samurai era. Its elongated handle allows a comfortable two-handed grip. It features a revolutionary circular guard (a tsuba) that can be removed and replaced for other, soon to be available models. Yet, when installed, the tsuba remains firmly in place and isn’t dislodged by opposing blows.
This sword was specifically designed with western martial arts initiates in mind so they can be introduced to the practice of using medieval weapons in a safe way. It is a great alternative to wooden practice swords and perfectly merges the nobility and traditions of swordplay with the advanced technologies brought by Calimacil’s sense of innovation and creativity.