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Black fencer vs Rawlings

PostPosted: 16 Jan 2016 09:25
by Lidsman
Black fencer syntetic swords are a little bit more expensive than Rawlings. Are they worth the extra money (you usually get what you pay for)?

Re: Black fencer vs Rawlings

PostPosted: 17 Jan 2016 09:28
by admin
IMHO they are completely different and not compatible. Rawlings are more flexible and lighter, so safer. Black Fencer are stiffer and heavier, more like real swords. They are a more realistic simulator, but you need to wear more protective gear to use them safely. Their one-handed swords are much less severe than the longswords - IMHO the standard longswords have too much mass at the tip and hit too hard as a result. Their sideswords are nice though - you still need more protective gear than a Rawlings though.

Re: Black fencer vs Rawlings

PostPosted: 17 Jan 2016 19:48
by Lidsman
admin wrote:IMHO they are completely different and not compatible. Rawlings are more flexible and lighter, so safer. Black Fencer are stiffer and heavier, more like real swords. They are a more realistic simulator, but you need to wear more protective gear to use them safely. Their one-handed swords are much less severe than the longswords - IMHO the standard longswords have too much mass at the tip and hit too hard as a result. Their sideswords are nice though - you still need more protective gear than a Rawlings though.


Thank's for your answer Matt. With a one handed sword; what kind of protection do you think would be a minimum for a Black fencer and for a Rawlings?