Chinese Sword Tassel have been around as long as the sword in China and they reason for existence is long debated. Attached to the pommel of the sword, they look great and give a real feel of the traditional. But what’s the purpose?
Some say they are just for decoration but many believe they can be use as a distraction for your energy, to be flicked into the eyes. There has also been some accounts of having small sharp object concealed inside to be used as a secondary weapon. Nowadays though, that is not hugely relevant, apart from applications in forms and drills. A lot of people use the Chinese sword tassel as a guide to their flow with the sword. If the movement is steady and flowing and the tassel doesn’t wrap up around your wrist, you are starting to get somewhere.
Made from a red dyed synthetic string, the tassel is made from two tassel bulbs tied together with a lucky Chinese Knot, again super traditional.
“These are slightly bigger and longer than the standard ones that come with Tai Chi Swords and Broadsword, but you’ll prefer this length and training with it.”
Doug Swift - Owner of Enso Martial Arts Shop
We have a few different options for posting your items at Enso Martial Arts Shop. Prices vary depending on the overall order, weight, size etc. The checkout page will automatically workout the possible options for you.
We can send your item(s) in the following ways:
Royal Mail 2nd Class signed - Pretty slow service but will get there eventually. We will try and post it the same day the order comes to us, but not always possible for us. More than likely we will post the next day or day after that. Only possible for small lightweight items, as heavy items are more expensive than UPS.
UPS Standard - Order before 12pm and we can pack and post the same day to be with you the next day. If you order after 12pm we can still pack it and have it ready but it is less likely to be collected the same day (still possible though, depends when the UPS man comes) and will arrive the day after that.
UPS Worldwide - For anywhere outside the UK, we can post the same day but delivery times are dependent on the destination. Approximate delivery times are as follows: