Discussion in 'General' started by ajs1976, Sep 22, 2006.
What type of training blade do you prefer: Wood, plastic, rubber, aluminium, other?
I like Sharkees. Aluminum makes a lot of sense, I know...but I just plain like the Sharkees. What can I say?
What are Sharkees, Arnisador?
I definately like aluminum and then wood. Plus lots of variety in size, shape and feel of the training knives I work with.
Mine, in order of preference, are aluminum, wood, hard plastic/rubber. I don't like "floppy" rubber trainers at all - though they do have a place in sparring.
My reasoning for this order is simple. Aluminum behaves like a real knife as far as getting control of the weapon and other aspects. Also, aluminum trainers tend to more closely resemble real blades which makes it easier for people to remember that they *are* doing blade training and that it should be taken seriously.
Wood and hard plastic/rubber are decent because they at least behave like real blades for the most part.
Ahhhh! So THAT's the name for those! I've seen them, used them, just...never knew what they were called (other than "trainers" )
Thanks so much
I like the aluminum trainers that I make for drills and coldsteel rubber trainers for sparring. If there is going to be alot of contact I either use the rubber knives, or use a bracer with the aluminum blades.
I like wood because i like to make my own trainers.
I have never bought a aluminum trainer but I think I would love the feel of them if I used them.
As for the rubber ones, I use the hard rubber, the floppy ones just do not handle correctly
The floppy ones drive me crazy. It's like practicing with cooked spaghetti. But, I grant they sometimes have safety benefits.
I love the feel of Aluminum blades. It gives you that "this is a knife" feel on both sides of the blade.
I make alot of trainers myself, so if any of you need some, let me know!
Aluminum. It looks and feels like the real thing.
I use aluminum (www.edges2.com).
I ended up getting a sharkee for now, so I would have it for the Inosanto seminar I went to. Since I was only there for the first day, I didn't even use it.
After I start training, I will look into getting an aluminum one.
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