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What is a Federschwert? The Longsword Trainer for HEMA

Posted by Carey Martell on

Our store name is 'Federschwert' so you may be curious to know what exactly a Federschwert is, especially if you are new to Historical European martial arts (also commonly abbreviated as HEMA), also called 'Western Martial Arts' sometimes. The simplest answer is that a Federschwert is a style of longsword training tool designed to allow for safer drilling and sword fighting than if a student used a blunt longsword with a rigid blade. This style of longsword practice weapon was developed during the Renaissance when longswords were most popularly used as a weapon for warfare and self-defense. The Federschwert has been revived by the...

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