Mark V Feder Blade
Our Mark V Feder Blade is our flagship model HEMA tourney grade blade. It features a hand ground flat taper that is 2″ wide at the schilt and .5″ at the tip. The schilt is a historically documented wide shoulder at the forte of the blade that aids in binds and keeps the opponent’s blade farther from your hands in a tight bind. Our blades are made from high quality 5160 spring steel bar stock tempered to the optimal point where maximum toughness & durability meets hardness, 50 Rockwell C. These blades have a bright finish and the flex is centered in the tip third of the blade. The Mark V Feder Blade is our finest blade meant specifically for SCA HEMA, C&T and WMA long sword sparring and tourney grade combat.
These blades are offered in a blade lengths of 38″ measured from the tang shoulder to the tip. We offer these blades with grade 8, M8x1.25 thread.
We also offer these blades with 2 levels of flex stiffness catering to your desired combat discipline: Crossover SCA Rapier/C&T and HEMA Flex (F3) & C&T and HEMA Flex (F4)
Crossover SCA Rapier/C&T and HEMA Flex (F3)- Medium heavy stiffness, compliant to SCA Rapier and Cut & Thrust calibration. 1″ – 1.5″ drop @ 6 oz. (170 gr). Recommended flex for SCA Rapier and Cut & Thrust dual duty, WMA and HEMA armored combat.
C&T and HEMA Flex (F4)- High stiffness, compliant to SCA Cut & Thrust and HEMA calibration. .5″ – .75″ drop @ 6 oz. (170 gr). Recommended for SCA Cut & Thrust and HEMA armored combat only.
Be sure to choose your flex options when ordering. If not specified, a flex weight of (F4) will be assumed. This blade has a tang length that is variable to fit your needs, please leave us a note in the checkout page “notes” box specifically telling us the OVERALL tang length required INCLUDING thread.
Other specifics include:
- 5mm rolled edges that require little to no burr maintenance.
- 1/4″ thick x 5/8″ wide tang with grade 8 M8 x 1.25 thread, length made to order.
- Polished finish.
- Rubber tip sold separately.