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One of the most common historical training tools for the practice of swordsmanship throughout the Middle Ages and Renaissance was a wooden sword or waster. These were not light round sticks but heavy sword shaped training weapons. Wooden training swords are of course used in many martial arts around the world, most notably in Japanese, Chinese, Filipino and Indian styles.  Yet, less widely known is that in Europe wooden practice weapons were also employed. They were used not just as substitutes for wide Medieval cutting blades but also for slender tapering Renaissance swords and even rapiers.

Though until recently not widely employed for training by today’s historical fencing enthusiasts, wasters are becoming more popularly accepted.  There is considerable evidence for their historical use throughout the literature of the period.  In examining this interesting material the advantage and utility of wooden training weapons becomes clear. A wooden weapon was readily available and able to withstand use and abuse while leaving expensive steel weapons for real combat. A wooden sword is also useful for one very obvious reason: you can make contact on a person in such a way that they would not be injured or unduly hurt by the strike, as they would practicing with blunt steel. This, combined with the obvious wear and tear that is saved on valuable steel blades, made wasters popular instruments for teaching fencing. 

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10 Section Whip Chain CHROME
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10 Section Whip Chain CHROME
Our nine section whip chain is made of steel. Important: This item can not be shipped to states of California, Massachusetts, and New York or Canada. For other states, please check your local regulations.
14" COMPETITION TONFAS
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14" COMPETITION TONFAS
14" ASH WOOD COMPETITION TONFAS
14" NATURAL WOOD TONFA SET
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14" NATURAL WOOD TONFA SET
14" NATURAL WOOD TONFA SET
19" BLACK TONFA PAIR
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19" BLACK TONFA PAIR
19 INCH PAIR OF BLACK TONFA
20 " Competition Tonfas
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20 " Competition Tonfas
20" Competition Tonfas
20" BLACK TONFA SET
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20" BLACK TONFA SET
20 INCH BLACK TONFA SET
21.5" BLACK TONFAS WITH HIDDEN BLADE
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21.5" BLACK TONFAS WITH HIDDEN BLADE
21.5" BLACK TONFAS WITH HIDDEN BLADE
24" Aluminium Tonfa and Chuck
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24" Aluminium Tonfa and Chuck
Aluminium Tonfa and Chuck 24"
24" NATURAL WOOD TONFA
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24" NATURAL WOOD TONFA
24" NATURAL WOOD TONFA 1 SINGLE TONFA
9 Section Whip Chain
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9 Section Whip Chain
Nine Section Whip Chain
DELUXE KAMA KATA WITH WOOD HANDLE
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DELUXE KAMA KATA WITH WOOD HANDLE
DELUXE KAMA KATA WITH WOOD HANDLE
NATURAL 19" TONFA
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NATURAL 19" TONFA
19 INCH NATURAL WOOD TONFA 1 SINGLE TONFA
TONFA BLACK OAK CHILDRENS 14 INCHES
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TONFA BLACK OAK CHILDRENS 14 INCHES
TONFA BLACK OAK CHILDRENS 14 INCHES
18 Inch Red Wood Tonfa Set
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18 Inch Red Wood Tonfa Set
This 18 inch tonfa set is made from beautiful red wood. It has a very smooth surface that feels great in your hand.
18 Inch Round Brown Wood Tonfa Set
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18 Inch Round Brown Wood Tonfa Set
This set of 18 inch tonfas is a beautiful natural brown wood color. It is very smooth and comfortable in the hand, and is a wonderful set of self defense weapons.
20 Inch Round Natural Wood Tonfa Set
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20 Inch Round Natural Wood Tonfa Set
This set of 18 inch tonfas is a beautiful natural brown wood color. It is very smooth and comfortable in the hand, and is a wonderful set of self defense weapons.
21" Wooden Practice Shoto
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21" Wooden Practice Shoto
21" Wooden Practice Shoto
24 Inch Red Wood Round Tonfa Set
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24 Inch Red Wood Round Tonfa Set
This 24 inch red wood round tonfa set is a beautiful red color and feels wonderful in your hand. It is a great set of practice weapons that are perfect for self defense.
24 Inch Round Brown Wood Tonfa Set
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24 Inch Round Brown Wood Tonfa Set
This set of 24 inch tonfas is a beautiful natural brown wood color. It is very smooth and comfortable in the hand, and is a wonderful set of self defense weapons.
26 Inch Black Octagonal Escrima Stick
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26 Inch Black Octagonal Escrima Stick
This 26 inch wooden escrima stick is a deep black color and is octagonal in shape. Perfect for training or self-defense.
26 Inch Natural Wood Octagonal Escrima Stick
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26 Inch Natural Wood Octagonal Escrima Stick
This 26 inch wooden escrima stick is a rich, deep brown and is octagonal in shape. Perfect for training or self-defense.
Black Wood Police Baton
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Black Wood Police Baton
This is a black solid wood baton, like the ones used by many police forces. Also called a "tonfa" by martial artists, they make great self-defense weapons.
Brown Tonfa Pair
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Brown Tonfa Pair
Beautiful natural wood-toned tonfa pair.
Measures 19 inches long.
Foam Axe
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Foam Axe
Foam practice axe. Use these realistic, soft practice weapons to learn correct form without endangering yourself or your students.
Approximately 11.5 inches long.
Foam Hammer
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Foam Hammer
Foam practice hammer. Use these realistic, soft practice weapons to learn correct form without endangering yourself or your students.
Approximately 11.5 inches long.
Foam Machete
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Foam Machete
Foam practice machete. Use these realistic, soft practice weapons to learn correct form without endangering yourself or your students.
Approximately 17.5 inches long.
Wooden Lionhead Tai Chi Sword
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Wooden Lionhead Tai Chi Sword
Wooden Training Swords of all kinds! Wooden Katana! Wooden Tai Chi swords! Wooden Daitos! We have tons! Great for beginning swordsman or even protection! Buy yours today!
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