Training Swords for FMA

Discussion in 'Product News & Announcements' started by Bill Bednarick, May 29, 2007.

  1. Bill Bednarick

    Bill Bednarick Junior Member

    I just made up this bunch of FMA blade trainers.
    They are made from tracings of live blades from the Philippines.
    They are made of 6061 aircraft aluminum and are 1/4 inch thick.
    From top to bottom the prices are.
    Barong - 50 plus shipping
    Taliban - 50 plus shipping
    Matulis - 50 plus shipping
    Parang - 50 plus shipping
    Kriss Bolo - 60 plus shipping
    Kriss Daga - 50 plus shipping

    To purchase please contact me via PM or email.

    Thanks for looking at them.
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    Last edited: May 29, 2007
  2. Cuts and Bruises

    Cuts and Bruises New Member

    What flavor alloy are they? 6061-t6 (I hop, I hope!!)
     
  3. Brian R. VanCise

    Brian R. VanCise Senior Member Supporting Member

    I can vouch personally for Bill's work and that his trainers are all
    first class! I use mine every day! Heck one even made a brief
    appearance in my latest Video CD! [​IMG] The best trainers in the
    business at a reasonable price. What more could you want.[​IMG]
     
  4. Bill Bednarick

    Bill Bednarick Junior Member

    Yup, they are 6061-t6.
     
  5. arnisador

    arnisador Active Member

    For the rest of us...what does that mean?
     
  6. Cuts and Bruises

    Cuts and Bruises New Member

    6061 T6

    6061 T6 is an aircraft-grade aluminum. tough as heck (for aluminum) and takes an anodized finish like nobody's business! Microtech uses it for their knife handkes. Good stuff!
     
  7. Bill Bednarick

    Bill Bednarick Junior Member

    Nothing really... It's kinda like wondering or knowing the properties of different
    blade steels. Some care, some care too much, and some don't care at all.:D

    Like Cutsandbruises said it's just one of the tougher aluminum alloys.
    I use it because it takes a beating and looks good doing it.
     
  8. Brian R. VanCise

    Brian R. VanCise Senior Member Supporting Member

    I can definately vouch that these trainers can take a beating. [​IMG]
     
  9. ScorpioVI

    ScorpioVI New Member

    What's the overall length on the barong? Thanks!
     
  10. Bill Bednarick

    Bill Bednarick Junior Member

    The lengths are as follows.

    Barong is 19"
    Taliban is 18 1/4"
    Matulis is 17 1/4"
    Parang is 22 1/2"
    Kriss Bolo is 20 1/2"
    Kriss Daga is 13 1/2"

    I will sell the lot for 275 and pick up the shipping.
    Or they can be purchased individually.
     
  11. Bill Bednarick

    Bill Bednarick Junior Member

    I am making another set of these and donating them to the Sulong event in Chicago.

    I will have more with me so you can also buy one there.
     
  12. Brock

    Brock Asha'man

     
  13. silat1

    silat1 Active Member

    Bill makes some good training equipment.. He made me a bowie trainer off of a design that I developed and when I received it when I arrived in the states, it was well worth the price...

    It has been used in several demos and seminars when I was stateside, and it took a pounding without chipping or even denting..

    go with the stuff that Bill makes, and you will have tools that compliment your training program

    Bill Anderson
    Defensive Tactics
    Guam
     
  14. Bill Bednarick

    Bill Bednarick Junior Member

    Brock
    That's over all length.
     
  15. Brian R. VanCise

    Brian R. VanCise Senior Member Supporting Member

    Bill's trainer's are the best and the price is better than what other's offer as well! [​IMG]
     
  16. Bill Bednarick

    Bill Bednarick Junior Member

    Per a recent request I am offering these custom options.

    Add 10 to scale the design up. Longer handle, longer blade? NO PROBLEM!
    Add 15 to have oak scales fitted to the blade. Hate cordwraps? NO PROBLEM!

    So if you have been looking for truly "custom" work at a reasonably prices look no further.
     
  17. Bill Bednarick

    Bill Bednarick Junior Member

    All trainers donated to Sulong.
     

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