Super lightweight and designed for fast flowing wushu forms, this Wushu Straight Sword is ideal for many kung fu styles, especially modern Chinese wushu and Shaolin Kung Fu styles. It's also a very good option for Tai Chi Practitioners looking for a very lighweight metal Tai Chi Sword. Made from a sprung steel the sword is super flexible being able to bend 180 degrees and then returning to it’s original shape when bent, don't bend it too far though as it could break or at least misshapen.
The Wushu Straight sword is 97cm in length , which is the standard length for this style of weapon. Wushu Straight Swords are designed to be super lightweight, so you can move fast and precisely. They make a cracking sound when thrusted out, so look and sounds very appealing, this is perfect for demonstrations and competitions for styles like Shaolin Kung Fu and Wushu. The blade is fairly rigid for the first third, semi flexible for the second and hyper flexible for the end, resulting in a whipping action.
The Wushu Straight Sword comes with a scabbard which protects the blade from damage while it's being transported around. It is made from wood and painted maroon, with silver fittings matching the swords fittings.
"This Wushu Straight Sword is completely dull so won’t cut you if run your fingers along it. However, during a form I have known people to get cut going full speed, making a mistake and catching the end of the sword on a finger or hip. Take care as they are not completely risk free."
Doug Swift - Owner of Enso Martial Arts Shop
Here are the dimensions of the Wushu Straight Sword:
- Total Length = 100cm
- Blade Length = 68cm
- Guard Width = 9cm
- Scabbard Length = 78cm
- Handle Length = 17.5cm
- Grip Length = 13cm
If you’re not sure on what is best for you, please contact us at our shop to discuss your best choice, call (0117) 9425832 or email [email protected]