Cold Steel have replicated some of their best selling knives with rubber / plastic versions. All of them are great but we think the best that translates into a martial arts context is the copy of the Leatherneck-SF version. They have been made to feel as realistic as possible in terms of weight and feel but without any of the danger. As they are made so well they work great for solo practice partner work and pressure testing.
They are made from a tough rubber called ‘Santoprene’, which can really take some punishment. Like all Cold steel products they are tough and reliable. There is some flexibility in this knife but as Rubber knives go this is quite firm and solid. It's not necessarily unbreakable like the Bokken or Escrima sticks but it's extremely tough and one of the toughest self defence training knives in the market.
Made to the exact dimensions and shape of the Leatherneck-SF, this gives you a perfect handle grip, which is rare on martial arts self defence training knives. You are able to hold it with a tight grip and attack your training partner with confidence. It also has a small guard which help protect your fingers, especially if your training partner has a weapon too. Perfect knife for modern self defence training classes.
“Rubber Knife does not mean zero injuries, you will still get bruised from this if someone is coming in full pelt and you miss your technique. Take more care when aiming someone’s head it will hurt them if they mess up”
Doug Swift – Owner of Enso Martial Arts Shop
Here are the dimensions of this Rubber Knife:
If you have any questions about the Cold Steel Training knife you want to buy feel free to contact us at our shop to discuss it, call (0117) 9425832 or email [email protected]