These directions describe the way to handle safely with bladed weapons as well as the way to maintain them properly. Speaking about bladed weapons, we mean stabbing and cutting weapons such as, for example, sword, rapier, dagger, sabres and falchions. Weapons are made of spring steel (Czech National Norm 413180, 14260 and 15260). The steel is really abrasion proof material. That´s why it is convenient for parts of a weapon such as the blade of a sword while the handle is covered in leather, which is tanned and dyed in accordance with the opinion of the General health officer of 31.10.2000.
It is forbidden to use sharp replicas of bladed weapons for fencing, show combats and re-enactment! We regard a sharp blade to be any blade with an edge (hitting edge) thinner than 3 mm. In other ways, such weapon’s other features are the same as in blunt varieties of weapons. We offer the above-mentioned just as decorative objects and we strictly forbid their real use due to high risk of danger which goes with it.
When using the weapons, it is essential to wear at least the following protective clothing:
The size of protective clothing you wear must meet your size. They should not be damaged. We are not responsible for any wound or injury you suffer unless you use the recommended protective clothing!
When fencing, just weapons made by the same producer should be used. If not, use weapons with blades made of the same material and of the same hardness. Weapons were designed for a training and theatre fencing / stage combats. Brutal and improper use (such as stabbing and knocking it into the ground, or forcing it) can easily damage even the best weapon!
The legal 2-year-guarantee refers just to material faults and faults which appear when using the weapon in the proper way. In the way that follows these Directions. The guarantee does not refer to common wear out (being used every day intensively, the weapon can wear out within a few weeks).
Note: No knight would ever mistreat his sword since his life depended on it.
You can acquire these recommendations at a fencing school; taking lessons lead by a professional instructor. Preparing at a relaxed pace not hurrying up can help to gain movement preciseness of all actions, together with respecting the safety rules. We strongly recommend to start using the sword after mastering technique using a wooden exercise weapon. Under no circumstance should you produce an open battle!
Note: A good swordsman makes use of his technique – not strength!