Western Training Weapons
Raven Studios European wasters are designed to withstand the rigors of partner training as well as solo technique practice. I feel it is important that each training weapon mimic a real weapons performance and feel as closely as possible, therefore these hardwood practice wasters are constructed with the following qualities:
- Patterned after real swords. I strive to maintain historical accuracy.
- The blades are made from Hickory.
- The blades (unless otherwise noted) have a diamond shaped cross section for strength and performance, and the edges are rounded for durability.
- The double edged blades are made with a distal and profile taper to help maintain proper balance and feel.
- The blades are made with a ricasso for added strength.
- The guards are locked into the blades and can not slide or loosen.
- The blades have a full tang and the handles are constructed with laminated hardwood slabs.
- The handles are oval shaped for comfort, blade orientation, and control.
- The hilt is made from your choice of Hickory, Jatoba, or Purple Heart.
- Finished with a linseed and tung oil blend which penetrates into the wood to create a tough and durable surface.
- Wearing eye protection is ALWAYS recommended during partner training.
If you would like one of the standard items (seen below) with your own special specifications, or you’d like a type of waster not found on this website, supply a written description with a photo or drawing and I’ll let you know if it’s something I can make for you. Please contact me at email@example.com for a price quote and timeline. (No fantasy or cartoon sword requests please. R.S. wasters are not toys, they are designed for serious martial arts training.)
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Quillon Dagger$97.00–$107.00 Select options
Rondel Dagger$97.00–$107.00 Select options
Roman Gladius – Pompeii$107.00–$122.00 Select options
Roman Gladius – Mainz$107.00–$122.00 Select options
Short Sword$119.00–$134.00 Select options
Arming Sword$129.00–$144.00 Select options
Long Sword$144.00–$164.00 Select options
Great Sword$164.00–$184.00 Select options
Viking Sword$119.00–$134.00 Select options
Falchion$119.00–$134.00 Select options
Grosse Messer – “Great Knife”$119.00–$134.00 Select options
Kriegsmesser – “War Knife”$140.00–$160.00 Select options
War Hammer$99.00 Add to cart
Battle-Axe$108.00 Add to cart
Halberd$168.00 Add to cart