This Wooden Tai Chi Sword allows you to start on your Tai Chi Sword practice without having to spend the money on a much more expensive metal Tai Chi Sword. They are very well balanced, exactly what you need for Tai Chi sword practice, and weigh 430g, which is pretty lightweight so very suitable for most people who practice Tai Chi. You may want something heavier in the future, foa bit of weight training, but this is perfect for when you start. Some people choose to train with these throughout their Tai Chi career.
Made from Red Oak wood, which is a super durable wood which allows the sword to be used for gentle sticking sword practice and partner drills. However, it is made from natural materials so if you beat the hell out of it, it can break. The guard is decorated with Yin Yang and the Chinese characters spelling Tai Chi, it also has a symbol on the pommel. This makes it very pretty as well as very practical.
Being made the same shape and dimensions as a Metal Tai Chi Sword, you'll find when you are ready to move onto one, the transition will not be too difficult. This is very important as you won;t use up much practice time getting used to a new sword. A great sword and very usable for Tai Chi.
“Some people can find the carved guard can rub a little on the hand. The corner scan something be a little annoying so take a small bit of same paper to the edges and it’ll be lovely a comfortable after that. You may not notice it and not know what I’m talking about, but worth a mention.”
Doug Swift – Owner of Enso Martial Arts Shop
Here are the dimensions of the Red Oak Tai Chi Sword:
- Total Length = 3' / 36" / 91cm
- Blade Length =27" / 69cm
- Blade Width = 1 1/2" / 4cm
- Guard Length = 2" / 5cm
- Guard Width = 4" / 10cm
- Weight = 430g
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]