Red Dragon Armoury Combat Hand-and-a-half Sword (UNSHARPENED)

Red Dragon Armoury Combat Hand-and-a-half Sword (UNSHARPENED)

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EN42J Spring Steel 2mm thick edge and rounded tip for HEMA (drilling not sparring) and stage combat. Extremely durable build - includes leather wood core scabbard with belt suspension system.

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Our Red Dragon swords feature high carbon EN42J Spring Steel blades that have been forged and tempered to perform like their historical counterparts. They have a core hardness of 45HRC approx. with an edge hardness of 50HRC approx. The hilts feature authentically styled guards and pommels constructed from steel, and wooden grips that are masterfully wrapped in leather cord for an aesthetic yet comfortable finish. They come complete with leather wrapped wooden scabbards and authentically styled integrated leather belts.

Our Red Dragon Combat “Hand and a Half Sword” is designed to replicate a 13th century longsword. The broad blade is designed for slashing and the long point of balance gives this sword a lot of cutting power. The 2mm edge makes this sword useable for HEMA (drilling not sparring) and stage combat. These thick edges make the sword heavier in the hand, but provider a much higher level of durability and safety than 1mm edged blades. The rounded tip adds further safety.

Based on a historical 13th century design.

About Rawlings/Red Dragon Armoury

Red Dragon Armoury is a UK based designer and manufacturer of affordable HEMA gear. HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts) is a growing community of dedicated martial artists recreating the techniques and traditions from the medieval fighting schools of Europe. These disciplines include work with the longsword, single-hand sword and buckler, dagger, wrestling and more. In addition to localized study groups armored and un-armored (blossfechten) tournament fighting is being held in several large annual events all over the world. Red Dragon Armoury is dedicated to bringing these groups affordable and safe gear that is suitable for a wide range of pursuits.

Developed in conjunction with Dave Rawlings, founder of the London Longsword Academy, their line of nylon polymer sparring swords have found favour with European broadsword sparring enthusiasts the world over. Made in the UK, the swords are crafted in a special-purpose high-impact polymer and provide a more realistic replacement for the wooden waster for drilling and pell work, at the same time providing a safer alternative for the steel blunt in contact sparring when used with appropriate protection. This range of swords is now standard in three of the largest HEMA competitions in the world and is constantly being adopted for other smaller competitions and tourneys.


The new synthetic swords have been developed by HEMA practitioners for HEMA practitioners, using our experience of the last decade of training and competition. They behave more like original steel swords than other plastic swords, and they handle more like antique swords than many of the steel replicas out there. Being plastic, they offer far greater safety than steel weapons. This increased safety, coupled with realism, should enable us to take our arts to the next level, particularly in competitive bouting.
- Matt Easton Schola Gladiatoria -UK

The new sparring range is something we have been waiting and hoping on for many years. The first mass produced, affordable and realistic western martial arts simulators available will allow the Western martial arts to be a lot more accessible, whilst allowing our current members to train to very high intensity levels whilst remaining safe. 

This new range of training swords will transform what we do in the club, bringing beginners and advanced students together and allowing us much more flexibility for melee games and scenario based training, as well as full contact tournaments, they really cannot come soon enough!

- Michael and Nick Thomas, Instructors of the Academy of Historical Fencing - UK

How to Use

Perfect training tool for safe(r) practice of one person sword drills or for stage combat purposes.
Overall: 44 1/2" Blade Length: 35 1/4" Handle Length: 7" Weight: 3 lbs Point of Balance: 7" Width at Guard: 2"

Materials and Construction

EN42J Spring Steel blade with 2mm rebated edge and rounded tip. Wooden handle with leather cord wrap. Steel pommel and guard. Comes with leather wrapped wood core scabbard complete with authentically styled integrated leather belts and suspension system.
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Warranty Info

Each sword is guaranteed to be as described and 100% genuine product. Each sword is also covered by in full by the Manufacturers Warranty PLUS our extended LIFETIME Warranty against blade breakage. Click here for detailed warranty information

Return Policy

Satisfaction Guaranteed. We proudly stand behind every product we sell. If you are not pleased with your purchase you can return it to us within 30 days of purchase in original, unused condition for a full refund minus shipping and 10% restock fee. Click here for more info on our guarantees