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Medium Training Blades


    I personally feel that medium training blades play an important role in both training and fighting.  Medium ranged weapons have a length/reach advantage over knives or small bladed weapons.  When dealing with a longer ranged weapon such as a sword, medium ranged blades excel at close quarter combat being more maneuverable than a sword is. 

All handles are double wrapped in 3MM paracording.  This helps create a very comfortable grip that is durable and more importantly, it doesn't feel like you're holding on to just a piece of metal that some other training blades are known for.  Handles come in a choice of colors of either Black, Red, Dark Green, Blue, or PurpleOther handle colors can be made available upon request.  Please contact me ahead of time to discuss this option.

Ghurka Kukri:

The Ghurka Kukri trainer is based off of the most widely known and used design of the Kukri knife.  It's unique design makes the blade a very powerful chopping blade that in essence helps to keep what it's cutting in contact with the blade longer than a typical straight blade knife would.  This results in deeper cuts with whatever it makes contact with.  The reason for the price difference from the Kukri Trainer above is that I have to use a very special (and rather expensive) stock metal in order to get the curvature right.  The price difference is only reflected in the actual cost of material. 

Ghurka Kukri

$59.95                

Blade Thickness "

Length: 16

Blade Length: 10 (Measured from the notch to the tip.)

Handle: 3

Blade Width: 2

Weight: 11 oz.

 

Ghurka Kukri 2:

The Ghurka Kukri 2 is a modern version of the classical and very widely known Kukri design.  While maintaining the curvature of the blade that allows for powerful chopping strikes, this version of the Kukri is designed along the lines of modern principles of knife fighting tactics.  This trainer is similar to the Ghurka Kukri that can be found on the Cold Steel web site.

Kukri 2

$59.95              

Blade Thickness "

Length: 17

Blade Length: 11"

Handle: 3

Blade Width: 2

Weight: 10 oz.

 

Barong:

The Barong is a blade that is designed very similar to that of a leaf actually.  However when in the hands of someone that knows how to use it, even a small wrist movement can make a large difference in the distance covered by the blade.  This is caused by the curvature inside the handle itself and why the curved handle is such a necessity. 

Barong

$84.95                 

Blade Thickness "

Length: 21

Blade Length: 16

Handle: 4

Blade Width: 3

Weight: 1 lbs. 2 oz.

 

Lite Barong:

The Lite Barong is very similar to our normal Barong with the exception of being thinner and lighter.  It is actually based off of an authentic Filipino Barong.  It has the same curvature in the handle which allows for it to be extremely deceptive in it's movements where a small flick of the wrist can allow it to cover a greater distance than most people would expect.

Lite Barong

$59.95               

Blade Thickness "

Length: 21

Blade Length: 16

Handle:  4

Blade Width: 2

Weight: 13 oz.

 

Talibong:

The Talibong training blade is a very interesting trainer.  Based off of an authentic Filipino/Indonesian sword, the Talibong has many great features to it's design.  The Talibong can be used for hacking, slashing, and thrusting techniques.  While much thinner and therefore lighter than the average Barong, it can still be employed as a chopper as well.  The curvature of the blade itself also assists with keeping in contact with whatever it is 'cutting' therefore resulting in deeper cuts if the real version of the blade was being used.

Talibong

$59.95              

Blade Thickness:  "

Length:  21 "

Blade Length:  15 "

Blade Width:  1 "

Handle:  3"

Weight:  11 oz.

 

Daga Trainer:

This design came about at the request of many different people.  It is similar to the Filipino Dagger offered by Casiberia.  The Daga is designed to be used together with the Espada for weapons/combat training.  However as many people already have a longer range blade, I thought I would offer it as a stand alone blade as well.  The finger guard is full length to help protect against strikes to the hand.  While the back thumb rest can be used for pain compliance techniques that will often times catch an opponent off guard.  The butt end of the trainer can also be used for various manipulations as well. 

Daga Trainer

$34.95                  

Blade Thickness "

Length: 15

Blade Length: 9

Handle: 4

Blade Width: 1                    

Weight: 6 oz.      

 

Double End Daga:

The Double End Daga is a traditional Filipino weapon that creates a variety of unique tactics.  No matter what end of the trainer is close to an opponent, there is always a blade edge available.  This allows for thrusts and slashes from anywhere without the user having to flip his or her wrist for blade redirection. 

Double End Daga

$34.95                

Blade Thickness "

Length: 17

Blade Length: 6 (Each)

Handle: 4

Blade Width: 1                    

Weight: 7 oz.         

 

Butcher Knife:

One of the most commonly used knives in kitchens across the country. The standard butcher knife. Patterned after this common household item, this training blade is ready to assist with any home invasion scenario that you and your training partners can cook up.

Butcher Knife

$34.95           

Blade Thickness "

Length: 14

Blade Length: 8

Blade Width: 1

Handle: 4

Weight: 7 oz.

Satin Finish

Hollow grind lines for simulated edge

 

Outcast Trainer:

Ok, I have a confession to make on this knife.  A person that I train with approached me with the real version of this knife from a well known knife manufacturer and asked me to make a training blade off of it for him.  I liked the design of the knife so much that I decided to make a couple more of them as well.  And now I offer them here. 

Outcast Trainer

$44.95                 

Blade Thickness "

Length: 16

Blade Length: 10

Handle: 5

Blade Width: 2                    

Weight: 11 oz.              

                                   

The Hunted Tactical:

This design initially came about at the request of a custom order.  The knife used in the movie "The Hunted" was the Tom Brown Tracker.  It's a great survival knife that is just fearsome to come across.  While it was originally created to be a survival knife, the blade has many tactical options as well.  From the ridge above the thumb which can be used for pain compliance techniques, a butt-end which can be employed as a skull crusher, to  the niche that can assist with blade disarms, to the recessed blade edge which can be used to 'grab' onto clothing or an opponent, this blade design opens the doors to many tactical applications.  This trainer has been accurately created to be similar to the Tom Brown Tracker.  We honestly believe that this will become one of your favorite training blades to use.

Hunted Tactical

$34.95                 

Blade Thickness "

Length: 11

Blade Length: 6

Blade Width: 2

Handle: 4                

Weight: 7 oz.      

 

Bowie:

This design is based off of the traditional bowie knife that is well known throughout American history.  Oftentimes this blade is symbolic with man's struggle for peace, freedom, security, and adventure.  This is a full sized knife that was made to be well suited for the outdoors.  It can also be well suited for use as a fighting knife because of the niche for controlling an opponent's blade and the full handle guard.

Bowie

$34.95              

Blade Thickness "

Length: 11

Blade Length: 6

Blade Width: 2   

Handle: 4

Weight: 6 oz.      

 

Tomahawk Trainer:

This is a weapon that is starting to see a lot more use in the Special Forces since it can used as a normal tool and a highly effective close combat tactical weapon.  There are many versions of the tomahawk out in the world however my version of the tomahawk is similar to the American Tomahawk Company's CQC-T Tomahawk. 

Tomahawk

$74.95                  

Blade Thickness "

Length: 14

Head Length: 7

Handle: 4

Blade Width: 2                    

Weight: 10 oz.      

 

Home Invasion Pack:

Now, everything you need to practice the home invasion scenarios. This pack combines the Butcher Knife and Steak Knife trainers into a discounted pack for ease of purchase. This is a savings of $10 compared to buying the trainers individually.

Home Invasion Pack - Butcher Knife

Home Invasion Pack - Steak Knife

$54.95                 

(Does not combine with other discounts)

Butcher Knife:

Blade Thickness "

Length: 14

Blade Length: 8

Blade Width: 1

Handle: 4

Weight: 7 oz.

Satin Finish

Hollow grind lines for simulated edge

Steak Knife:

Blade Thickness "

Length: 9

Blade Length: 4

Handle: 3

Blade Width:

Weight: 3 oz.

Satin Finish

Hollow Grind lines for simulated edge

 

Butterfly Swords (Pair):

The Bat Jum Dao or Wing Chun Butterfly Swords are based off of the traditional Chinese weapon.  This specific design comes from the Red Boat era of swords.  This was a time that the swords were merged into the Wing Chun system for battle against the Manchurian soldiers of that era.

Unlike other training versions of the Butterfly Swords that were designed for balance in practice.  This version was kept true to the proven design for actual fighting.

Butterfly Swords (Pair)

$149.95

Blade Thickness:  "

Overall Length: 17"

Blade Length:  12"

Blade Width:  2"

Handle:  4"

Weight: 11 oz. (each)

Satin Finish

Hollow Grind lines for simulated edge

 

 

 

Custom blade work is also available.  Contact me to discuss any custom blade work you would like done.

Contact Me:

You can use the following link to contact me for purchasing the training blades listed here or for questions in general. 

chris@empiretrainingblades.com

Phone:  (315) 288-0075