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.
We only offer the Spatulated Tip (ST) on this blade, a swelled and rounded tip that offers tip width of no less than 5mm. These tips will also accept rubber blunts if needed.
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.