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     Espada y Daga Set 3 

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Training Swords


    One of the most popular training tools around.  Swords offer a long range advantage over many different weapons.  Which would explain why it was the dominant weapon of choice for such a long period of time throughout human history. 

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.

 

Espada Trainer 1:

This is a blade that was designed for finesse.  While capable of getting the job done, it's true beauty is in it's ability to use small movements to create openings in an opponents guard.  The blade is well balanced and even comes with a finger guard built into it which is common for swords of this length. 

Espada Trainer 1

$84.95                 

Blade Thickness "

Length: 28

Blade Length: 21

Handle: 5

Blade Width: 1

Weight: 15 oz.

Satin Finish

Hollow grind lines for simulated edge

Espada Trainer 2:

This is a blade that was designed for finesse.  While capable of getting the job done, it's true beauty is in it's ability to use small movements to create openings in an opponents guard.  The blade is well balanced and even comes with a finger guard built into it which is common for swords of this length.  The Espada Trainer 2 is made with a more traditional style handle that is very common in the Philippines.

Espada 2

$84.95                 

Blade Thickness "

Length: 28

Blade Length: 21

Handle: 5

Blade Width: 1

Weight: 15 oz.

Satin Finish

Hollow grind lines for simulated edge

 

Espada 3:

Here is another variant of our Espada trainer. However, what makes this trainer unique is that we were given express permission from Ron Kosakowski from Traditional Filipino Weapons.com to make this training blade based off of the actual sword that I purchased from him. To date, I have not come across anyone that sells a Filipino sword set that can match the quality and craftsmanship of Mr. Kosakowski's products. We have a link to his web site under our Links section.

Espada 3

$84.95               

Blade Thickness "

Espada Length: 25"

Espada Blade Length: 19"

Espada Back Edge Blade Length: 7"

Espada Handle: 4"

Espada Blade Width: 1"

Weight: 9 oz.

Satin Finish

Hollow grind lines for simulated edge

 

Pinuti:

The Pinuti trainer is a very uniquely shaped training blade. Built for deceivingly fast maneuverability with a simple turning of the wrist, the Pinuti will catch many opponents off guard. With a built in handle guard and pommel designed to protect the hand, this training blade can also be used to close the gap to bash with the bottom end or even deliver devastating punching strikes.

Pinuti

$84.95           

Blade Thickness "

Length: 25

Blade Length: 19

Blade Width: 2

Handle: 4

Weight: 15 oz.

Satin Finish

Hollow grind lines for simulated edge

 

Sansibar:

The Sansibar is another training blade that Mr. Ron Kosakowski from Traditional Filipino Weapons.com has so graciously allowed us to reproduce. To date, I have not come across anyone that sells a Filipino sword set that can match the quality and craftsmanship of Mr. Kosakowski's products. We have a link to his web site under our Links section.

Sansibar

$84.95            

Blade Thickness "

Length: 26

Blade Length: 15

Back Blade Edge Length: 11"

Blade Width: 1

Handle: 5

Weight: 11 oz.

Satin Finish

Hollow grind lines for simulated edge

 

Sansibar 2:

This version of the Sansibar is based off of the finger grip version.  Featuring a 3" back blade edge, this type of sword was most commonly used for thrusting and slashing techniques.  The Sansibar 2 also features a traditional handle end.

Sansibar 2

$84.95

Blade Thickness "

Length: 26

Blade Length: 18

Back Blade Edge Length:  3"

Blade Width: 1

Handle: 4 

Weight: 11 oz.

Satin Finish

Hollow grind lines for simulated edge

 

Lite Espada:

The Lite Espada came from an authentic Filipino weapon that Guro Kevin Seaman was kind enough to allow me to borrow.  While slightly longer than the standard Espadas offered, the Lite Espada is also slightly thinner than the others as well.  This allows for more intricate, almost fencing like blade work that can be used to open up an opponent's defenses.  While being more maneuverable than the standard Espadas, the Lite Espada is still well suited for standard blade work.

Lite Espada

$84.95         

Blade Thickness "

Length: 30

Blade Length: 23

Blade Width: 1

Handle: 4 

Weight: 12 oz.

Satin Finish

Hollow grind lines for simulated edge

 

Machete Trainer:

My all time favorite heavy bladed weapon.  This training blade design was based off of the machete used by the US Armed Forces.  There are a few different designs out there, but I chose the one that a person would most likely come across.  The thick blade width actually gives this trainer some serious forward momentum that you can feel as soon as you pick it up.  This helps to simulate the weight and feel of a real machete.

Machete

$74.95                 

Blade Thickness "

Length: 24

Blade Length: 17

Handle: 4

Blade Width: 2        

Weight: 16 oz.                      

Satin Finish

Hollow grind lines for simulated edge

 

Lite Machete:

This version of the Machete Trainer came about from feedback that I received from the ladies at the school where I train.  They liked the Machete Trainer but felt that it was a little too heavy for them to use because it put too much strain on their wrists.  So as a result, I created a slimmer version of the machete that weighs less.  Ever since then the ladies at the school have been happy to train with a machete that meets their needs.

Lite Machete

$64.95               

Blade Thickness "

Length: 24"

Blade Length: 17"

Handle: 4"

Blade Width: 1"

Weight: 12 oz.

Satin Finish

Hollow grind lines for simulated edge

 

Kopis Machete:

The Kopis Machete is based on an ancient but popular short sword that was held in high esteem by the Greeks, Romans, and Spaniards.  The unique shape of the weapon allowed it to be used for cutting and chopping because of the forward weight balance that it possessed.  However unlike typical machetes, the Kopis also came to a very well defined point to allow it to also be used for thrusting as well. 

Kopis Machete

$74.95        

Blade Thickness "

Length: 23"

Blade Length: 17"

Handle: 4"

Blade Width: 2"

Weight: 15 oz.

Satin Finish

Hollow grind lines for simulated edge

 

Kampilan Trainer:

By far the biggest training blade I have made to date at a length of almost 3 feet.  Due to it's size, it is also the heaviest and most time consuming trainer that I make as well. 

The Kampilans were often used as 'head hunter' swords of enemies in the southern Philippines.  According to Filipino history, the Kampilan is the sword design that is attributed with striking down Ferdinand Magellan while he was exploring the area.  This training blade is similar to the Filipino Kampilan offered by Casiberia.  The most unique feature is the backend 'hook' near the tip of the blade.  In the hands of a skilled practitioner, it can be used to catch the incoming blow from an enemy's weapon and then used to redirect it for a counter attack.  The shape of the blade is designed to be forward heavy to assist with increasing the slashing/cutting power that it delivers.  The handle has been double wrapped to help ensure a comfortable grip. 

Kampilan

$94.95              

Blade Thickness "

Length: 34"

Blade Length: 26"

Handle: 4"

Blade Width: 1"

Weight: 1 lbs. 4 oz.

Satin Finish

Hollow grind lines for simulated edge

 

Janap Trainer:

A blade in the Filipino Martial Arts that isn't seen all the time.  The most common characteristic of all of the Janap swords I've seen is that they are thin near the base and thicker near that top.  This lends to the weapon's chopping power as it the extra weight near the tip assists with cutting.  Just moving it through the air lets you feel how effective it can be.

Janap Trainer

$74.95             

Blade Thickness "

Length: 25"

Blade Length: 19"

Handle: 4"

Blade Width: 2"

Weight:  14 oz.

Satin Finish

Hollow grind lines for simulated edge

 

Guinunting Trainer:

The Guinunting Training sword is a very unique and powerful weapon.  It is designed in a way that when it makes contact with a target it cuts deeper because of the curved edge. And with the 4" 'blade' on the back edge of the tip, backslashes with this trainer become even more effective. 

Guinunting

    $84.95           

Blade Thickness "

Length: 25"

Blade Length: 17"

Handle: 5"

Blade Width: 1"

Weight:  12 oz.

Satin Finish

Hollow grind lines for simulated edge

 

Filipino Straight Sword:

This is based off of a real traditional Filipino sword that I have.  It's not very often that you see a straight sword in Filipino Martial Arts but they do have it none the less.  The design is very similar to a Tai Chi sword except that the blade is only on one side.  A sword like this can be used to create very specific cut lines and intricate sword fighting.

Filipino Straight Sword

$74.95           

Blade Thickness "

Length: 28"

Blade Length: 21"

Handle: 5"

Blade Width: 1"

Weight:  12 oz.

Satin Finish

Hollow grind lines for simulated edge

Kris Lantik 1:

Kris swords are believed to have originated in the 13th century on the island of Java in the Indonesian archipelago, and migrated to the Philippines, Malaysia, and various Southeast Asian countries. The kris sword is very distinct in appearance with various shapes and sizes. The blade may either be straight or wavy or a combination. The kris blade widens near the handle with sharp pointed protrusions, which act as a guard against an opponent. This Kris Lantik is based off of the Indonesian version which is typically smaller and lighter than it's Filipino counterpart.  The Kris Lantik is primarily a slashing weapon, however it also has dynamic thrusting capabilities.  This trainer is based off of the authentic Filipino weapon that Guro Kevin Seaman was gracious enough to allow me to use as a template.

 Kris Lantik 1

$94.95           

Blade Thickness "

Length: 25"

Blade Length: 18"

Blade Width: 2" (At Base)

Handle: 4"

Weight:  13oz.

Satin Finish

Hollow grind lines for simulated edge

 

Kris Lantik 2:

Kris swords are believed to have originated in the 13th century on the island of Java in the Indonesian archipelago, and migrated to the Philippines, Malaysia, and various Southeast Asian countries. The kris sword is very distinct in appearance with various shapes and sizes. The blade may either be straight or wavy or a combination. The kris blade widens near the handle with sharp pointed protrusions, which act as a guard against an opponent. This Kris Lantik is based off of the Filipino version which is typically larger and heavier than it's Indonesian counterpart.  The Kris Lantik is primarily a slashing weapon, however it also has dynamic thrusting capabilities.  This trainer is based off of the authentic Filipino weapon that Guro Kevin Seaman was gracious enough to allow me to use as a template.

 Kris Lantik 2

$94.95           

Blade Thickness "

Length: 27"

Blade Length: 21"

Blade Width: 3" (At Base)

Handle: 4"

Weight:  1 lbs. 1 oz.

Satin Finish

Hollow grind lines for simulated edge

 

Krabi Krabong:

The Krabi Krabong is a Thai weapon-based martial art related to the Burmese Banshay and Malay Silat styles.  The sword used is known as the Daab.  What is interesting about the Daab sword is its long handle that is actually used as a counter weight.  The sword was intentionally designed this way as it was meant to be wielded by one hand.  Our Krabi Krabong was designed from a traditional and authentic Daab sword.  The blade niche is used for tearing at clothing and flesh.  The blade niche is optional upon request.

Daab

$84.95           

Blade Thickness: "

Length: 30"

Blade Length: 19"

Blade Width: 1"

Handle: 8"

Weight:  15 oz.

Satin Finish

Hollow grind lines for simulated edge

 

Espada y Daga Set 1:

I have had several requests for a set of training blades based on the sword and dagger combination.  So to that extent, we now have the Espada y Daga Set.  By purchasing these two training blades in this set, it will only cost $99.95.  (This is a savings of almost $20 compared to if you bought the two pieces separately.)  The Espada y Daga Set 1 is made with a more common handle style similar to many various training blades/swords.

The Espada y Daga (Sword and Dagger) is considered by some to be one of the highest forms of combat with bladed weaponry.  This is due to the fact that many times the Espada will be used to open up an opponent's guard in order for the Daga to get in to finish the person off with quick thrusts and slashes.

Espada 1

Daga 1

$99.95             

Blade Thickness " (each)

Espada Length: 28"

Daga Length: 15"

Espada Blade Length: 21"

Daga Blade Length: 9"

Espada Handle: 5"

Daga Handle: 4"

Espada Blade Width: 1"

Daga Blade Width: 1"

Satin Finish

Hollow grind lines for simulated edge

Total Weight:  1 lbs 5 oz.

 

Espada y Daga Set 2:

I have had several requests for a set of training blades based on the sword and dagger combination.  So to that extent, we now have the Espada y Daga Set.  By purchasing these two training blades in this set, it will only cost $99.95.  (This is a savings of almost $20 compared to if you bought the two pieces separately.)  The Espada y Daga Set 2 is made with a more traditional handle style commonly seen in the Philippines. 

The Espada y Daga (Sword and Dagger) is considered by some to be one of the highest forms of combat with bladed weaponry.  This is due to the fact that many times the Espada will be used to open up an opponent's guard in order for the Daga to get in to finish the person off with quick thrusts and slashes.

Espada 2

Daga 2

$99.95             

Blade Thickness " (each)

Espada Length: 28"

Daga Length: 15"

Espada Blade Length: 21"

Daga Blade Length: 9"

Espada Handle: 5"

Daga Handle: 4"

Espada Blade Width: 1"

Daga Blade Width: 1"

Satin Finish

Hollow grind lines for simulated edge

 

Total Weight:  1 lbs 5 oz.

 

Espada y Daga Set 3:

The Espada y Daga Set 3 is our traditional sword and dagger set. However, what makes this set unique is that we were given express permission from Ron Kosakowski from Traditional Filipino Weapons.com to make these training blades based off of the actual sword set that I purchased from him. To date, I have not come across anyone that sells a Filipino sword set that can match the quality and craftsmanship of Mr. Kosakowski's products. We have a link to his web site under our Links section.

Espada y Daga Set 3 - Espada

Espada y Daga Set 3 - Daga

$99.95           

Espada 3:

Blade Thickness " (each)

Espada Length: 25"

Espada Blade Length: 19"

Espada Back Edge Blade Length: 7"

Espada Handle: 4"

Espada Blade Width: 1"

Satin Finish

Hollow grind lines for simulated edge

Daga 3:

Daga Length: 15"

Daga Blade Length: 9"

Daga Back End Blade Length: 3"

Daga Handle: 3"

Daga Blade Width: 1"

Satin Finish

Hollow grind lines for simulated edge

Total Weight: 15 oz.

 

 

Villabrille Sword Set:

The system was created by Grandmaster Floro Villabrille who traveled the length and width of the Philippines researching the art of Kali.

The Villabrille Sword Set comes from the traditional sword set shown to my by one of my instructors (Guro Kevin Seaman).   What sets this set apart is that the daga is longer than what is the normal daga length for Espada y Daga work.  Besides allowing for greater reach, the Villabrille system employed their weapons differently when compared to other Filipino systems.

 The Villabrille system would employ the sword and dagger in an usual way.  They would use footwork that was unique to their system.  This way when both weapons were held out, the daga and sword would reach out to about the same length.  This could allow for either weapon to be used in a very similar fashion despite the actual size difference between the two. 

Villabrille Sword & Dagger Set - Sword

Villabrille Sword & Dagger Set - Dagger

$99.95              

Blade Thickness " (each)

Espada Length: 27 "

Daga Length: 18"

Espada Blade Length: 20 "

Daga Blade Length: 11 "

Espada Handle: 5"

Daga Handle: 4"

Espada Blade Width: 1"

Daga Blade Width: 1"

Total Weight:  1 lbs 4 oz.

Satin Finish

Hollow grind lines for simulated edge

 

Sansibar 2 Sword Set:

This version of the Sansibar is based off of the finger grip version.  Featuring a 3" back blade edge, this type of sword was most commonly used for thrusting and slashing techniques.  The Sansibar 2 also features a traditional handle end.  The sword set features a matching dagger.

Sansibar 2

Sansibar 2 Daga

$99.95

Blade Thickness " (each)

Sansibar 2 Length: 26

Sansibar 2 Daga Length: 18"

Sansibar 2 Blade Length: 18

Sansibar 2 Daga Blade Length: 8"

Sansibar 2 Back Blade Edge Length:  3"

Sansibar 2 Daga Back Blade Edge Length: 2"

Blade Width: 1 (each)

Handle: 4  (each)

Weight: 11 oz.

Satin Finish

Hollow grind lines for simulated edge

Krabi Krabong Set:

The Krabi Krabong is a Thai weapon-based martial art related to the Burmese Banshay and Malay Silat styles.  The sword used is known as the Daab.  What is interesting about the Daab sword is its long handle that is actually used as a counter weight.  The sword was intentionally designed this way as it was meant to be wielded by one hand.  Krabi Krabong is often seen and displayed with a Daab sword in each hand.  Our Krabi Krabong was designed from a traditional and authentic Daab sword.  The blade niche is used for tearing at clothing and flesh.  The blade niche is optional upon request.

Daab

Daab

$149.95            

* All dimensions are listed for each blade separately.

Blade Thickness: "     

Length: 30"

Blade Length: 19"

Blade Width: 1"

Handle: 8"

Weight:  15 oz.

Total Weight:    1 lbs. 14 oz

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 with any questions or comments that you may have.   

chris@empiretrainingblades.com

Phone:  (315) 288-0075