Designed for safe use in fencing practice, the Renaissance Side Sword by CAS Hanwei, provides a realistic fencing simulator to the renaissance period HEMA practitioner. Unique in the time of the primarily piercing oriented rapiers, the side sword kept the cut and thrust aspects of the late medieval arming swords and added the protection of a complex hilt hand guard. This side sword features thick well rounded edges and a rolled tip for greater thrusting safety. However with all fencing swords we suggest affixing a rubber tip blunt or piece of leather strip taped to the tip.
This updated sword design provides a stiffer blade, a more robust hand guard and long lasting cord wrapped grip.