practice swords

Discussion in 'Misc. Sword Arts' started by lonecoyote, Oct 19, 2005.

  1. kroh

    kroh New Member

    Thanks for the input...I look forward to getting a pairand trying em out ...
  2. arnisador

    arnisador Active Member

    My wife ordered me two of these for Christr\mas. (They only sent one--apparently "Kris" herself called my wife to apologize! My wife felt they handled it very professionally. Number two is on the way, we're told.) I really like it. It's got a nice feel and a nice weight. Of course it's not built for heavy banging, but I like the feel of it. It brings out my sword-like movements better than a cane does and I'm glad I have it.

    But, now I want a larger (wooden) sword. This one is good but I need a bigger one for comparison purposes!
  3. Alakd'an

    Alakd'an New Member

    We have an Instructor at Alakd'an Modern Arnis Club who machines our training swords and knives/daggers out of oak, maple and aluminum. Check out our web site at for photos. We can create any style of bolo in wood or aluminum. You may contact "Buzz" Harrison directly 810-656-5814.
  4. Brian R. VanCise

    Brian R. VanCise Senior Member Supporting Member

    The feel of the KrisCutlery bolo's is great! I use them for
    a lot of different drills. I also like to use aluminum trainers
    as well as the real thing. Nothing beats training with
    different tools, different sizes, different types of wood,
    metal, synthetic etc. If one trains like this then it does
    not matter what you pick up you will adapt to using it.

    Brian R. VanCise
  5. James Miller

    James Miller Member Supporting Member

    Datu Hartman just got some new training blades in over the weekend. For those interested in getting some contact him at


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  6. Brian R. VanCise

    Brian R. VanCise Senior Member Supporting Member

  7. James Miller

    James Miller Member Supporting Member

    Mr Hartman has them made in Canada. There are plans for more designs in the near future.
  8. Rich Parsons

    Rich Parsons Member


    The Journeyman who did the finish work on the two aluminum trainers I have that you have seen makes these. He is the Nephew of the guy I was telling you about. I like Jason Arnold's Work, which you can see in the picture.
  9. Datu Tim Hartman

    Datu Tim Hartman FMA Talk Founder Supporting Member


    Jason does great work!
  10. Enoch

    Enoch New Member

    Hello All,

    I can highly recommend the blades from Alkadan Arnis. They are beautifully done & hold up great to hard hitting.

  11. Bill Bednarick

    Bill Bednarick Junior Member

    How are the trainers I made holding up for you? I'm going to be building some more when the weather warms up.
  12. Brian R. VanCise

    Brian R. VanCise Senior Member Supporting Member

    Hey Bill,

    These trainers are great! Definately some of the best that
    I have handled. Hopefully you will open up a store soon so
    that everyone can get some.

    Brian R. VanCise
  13. arnisador

    arnisador Active Member

  14. Douglas

    Douglas New Member

    Obviously the rattan baston is the original practice sword. :) However, with a blade, the edge orientation is critical, and a trainer with realistic blade profile is a plus.

    Oak is usually the wood that is used, although hickory and ash tend to take more punishment before they crack. My $.02...
  15. 408kali

    408kali Member

    Looked for this group on the net and couldn't find anything. The link is invalid.

    I'm very interested in checking out what these folks have available.

    I'll call as a last resort!

  16. arnisador

    arnisador Active Member

    I can't get the link to work either!
  17. 408kali

    408kali Member

  18. 408kali

    408kali Member

    I've tried cloth hockey tape and its sticky, as in the sticky stuff gets on your hand and stick. I recently tried some matte tape for picture frames/crafts and it works GREAT.
    I used it on a homemade Sjambok I made and fashioned a worthy handle.
    I'm going to use it on one of my little rattan sticks to replace the old handle.
    If I can I'll post some pics of the tape I'm talking about, and provide more info (I jacked the tape from my wife's craft table hehehehe).

  19. ap Oweyn

    ap Oweyn Member

    Wow. I forgot about this thread entirely for, what, two years?! Shameful! :)

    In any event, I'm glad you liked the TAKKnife sticks. I've been really pleased with the knife I got there as well. And I'm seriously considering getting the Equalizer. (It's the practice sword patterned after a Filipino design.) He's also got some practice barong available (on a limited basis). Seriously thinking about picking one of them up as well.

    If I were a rich man...
  20. Bill Bednarick

    Bill Bednarick Junior Member

    I just made these up and am putting a them in the Ad forum.
    Last edited: May 29, 2007

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