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Straightswords

Forged sword for wushu and taiji, but also wooden and plastic sword for Duanbing, Kali eskrima, Jujistu...

 
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Straightswords

The sword is a double-edged cold weapon, as distinct from the sabre, which is composed of a blade and a handle. Today, swords are used in some combat sports such as fencing and in some martial arts, such as wushu and taiji.

How to choose your sword

It is important to choose your sword according to your level but also according to your body type; indeed, a sword that is too heavy can be detrimental because it is more difficult to handle. Strength does not equal victory! It's all about finding the right sword for YOU.

The choice of blade

We offer a large range of sword but how to choose the right blade ?
We present you the 3 types of blades (rigid, semi-flexible, flexible) and the associated disciplines.

  • Rigid blades: normally, rigid blades are reserved for experienced practitioners as they are relatively heavy weapons.
    Also, sword with a rigid blade may be intended for collectors.
  • Semi-flexible blades: this kind of blade can twist more than 90 degrees but return to its original shape very quickly. This type of blade is mainly used for internal martial arts practice with slow movements such as Tai-chi .These blades are light and manageable, these are also suitable for beginners.
  • Flexible blades: this type of blade, hence the name, can perform a 380 degree twist. Flexible blades are used for external martial arts where practitioners need to perform quick mouements. This is the type of blade used for example in the practice of Wushu .
    Flexible blades, on the other hand, are not recommended for beginners, as the use of this type of blade requires a mastery of force during rapid movements.
The blade length

Most of our Tai-chi sword are available in various blade lengths, mostly from 65 cm to 90 cm. But we also have shorter models (50 cm) for children.

The common rule for choosing blade length is to measure the length from your wrist to your shoulder, and add 5cm. In an upright position, with the arms against the body, the weapon held by the guard at the side of the body (this is usually the position at the beginning of a routine). The blade should extend beyond the shoulder to just above the ear.
Beginners will prefer a shorter blade, as it will be easier to handle.

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Blade composition

Our sword have blades made mostly of stainless steel. Some models are made of steel alloys with zinc or manganese, which provide strength.

We also offer wooden models.