|Posted: Mon 10 May, 2010 8:48 am Post subject: For Sale: Two Swordcrafts blunt aluminum longsword
I debated back and forth on whether or not to sell these, as they are really fantastic trainers. The bottom line is that my group just doesn't use aluminum anymore, so these have been sitting around collecting dust. These are awesome training swords for anyone involved in historical European longsword, and they would work great for stage combat as well.
Both are the Liberi model. The first has the waisted grip, as seen here:
And the full review is here:
The second I don't have a picture of. It has a straight grip, and also has a side ring on the guard.
Both have the same stats:
Weight: 2 pounds, 10 ounces
Overall length: 45 1/2 inches
Blade length: 35 1/2 inches
Blade width: 1 3/4 inches at base, tapering to 7/8 inches
Blade thickness: 1/4 inch
Grip length: 7 inches
Guard width: 9 inches
Point of Balance: 4 inch from guard
Center of Percussion: ~23 1/2 inches from guard
Also, both are still in very good condition. They've seen a lot of use, but the aluminum only shows some very minor dents in the edges, and both will probably last you the rest of your training life.
Asking $120 (which includes the shipping) for the standard version, $135 (also including the shipping) for the one with the ring guard, or you can buy both from me for $230. I'll cover the shipping costs within the continental US. I prefer PayPal, but will accept checks if you don't mind waiting for the check to clear.
Virginia Academy of Fencing Historical Swordsmanship
--German Longsword & Italian Rapier in the DC Area--
"A despondent heart will always be defeated regardless of skill."