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Knight shop boffers

Postby knirirr » 02 Dec 2015 13:45

Has anyone used these?

https://www.thehemashop.com/index.php/w ... ning-sabre

I am wondering about using them for allowing novices to do some basic assaulting for an event, wearing covered fencing masks (to protect the swords from the masks) as the only protection.
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Re: Knight shop boffers

Postby KeithFarrell » 03 Dec 2015 11:18

They can be fun - not the best tools for long term training, but there's nothing wrong with using them for a bit of fun or to give beginners a first, gentle, introduction to bouting.
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Re: Knight shop boffers

Postby knirirr » 03 Dec 2015 11:21

KeithFarrell wrote:They can be fun - not the best tools for long term training, but there's nothing wrong with using them for a bit of fun or to give beginners a first, gentle, introduction to bouting.


Thanks. My intent is to use them for a special event where some beginners will get a bit of training and a little supervised bouting, so they sound as if they might do the trick. I'd like them to be able to have at each other safely without wearing much more than a fencing mask.

Of course, I'd normally wait a bit longer before letting beginners get involved in bouts in regular classes.
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Re: Knight shop boffers

Postby Thearos » 05 Dec 2015 06:22

I have two backsword (not sabre) boffers. The shiny black cloth that covers them frays very easily. The weight is good, the balance perhaps a bit off. The really off-putting thing is that they bounce off upon contact. But they are fairly good fun. Still not fun to get hit in face with them.
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