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Training knives and training sabers or swords may not be sexy, but are quite possibly the most valuable of any knives and swords you may own. It is one thing to own a knife or saber or sword and another thing all together when it comes to actually using them.

Training knives and sabers allow you to practice safely either by yourself or with others. You’ll find live steel to be a dangerous alternative and training partners may be tough to come by when you’re always putting them in the hospital. Stunt men and women train with them for months ahead of shooting and martial artists, both Western and Eastern use them for katas and dueling. 

Training blades allow for the safe use or “weapons” with realistic feel, balance and weight of the real thing. They can feature alternate materials like rubber, plastic, polypropylene, aluminum, latex and wood. They can also be steel. But whatever the choice of material, the most important features are the strong handles and full tangs plus the additional safety of thick blades, blunt tips and rolled edges.

Training knives, training sabers, bokken can all be used to represent a variety of cultures and eras. There are US Civil War training sabers, katana shaped versions and of course contemporary blades issued by the military swords today. Even folding knives have safer ways to draw and practice cutting, slicing, chopping with reasonable safety. 

At Atlanta Cutlery (ACC) we have a fight team that tests, when needed, the practice tools of the trade before they reach your hands to be sure you have a very good tool to develop your blade wielding skills. It’s not as though you can’t be hurt using these training tools, bruises and broken bones can occur when careless, but with care and common sense you can avoid the most grievous of injuries.

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Honshu Practice Broadsword

#805258
Constructed from the highest grade of polypropylene available and closely mimicking an actual Medieval broadsword in length, size, weight, and feel, United Cutlery's practice sword is virtually unbreakable, remarkably stiff and cut resistant.
$41.99

Hutton Dueling Sabre with Scabbard

#501574
This “Hutton” sabre imitate the ones used for sabre fencing in the late 19th-century Italian style. The high-carbon flex-tempered steel blade has rounded tip and blunt edges for a safe, effective training.
$129.95

Training Saber

#501557
Fully tempered with a full tang, this Windlass Steelcrafts 440 series stainless steel training saber has a blunt edge and a rounded tip, specific for training. The forgiving spring temper is perfect for practice and sparring.
$124.95 $99.95

Rubber Trainer Military Classic

#802981
Training & practice knife by Cold Steel with Santoprene rubber blade. Overall 11-1/2 inches.
$7.95

Trainer Dagger

#403334
The Japanese training dagger is made from the heaviest commercial grade polypropylene. Overall 20 inches.
$13.95

Trainer O Tanto Bokken

#403333
A great alternative of the Japanese training sword made from the heaviest commercial grade polypropylene. Overall 18-1/4 inches.
$11.95

Rubber Trainer Black Bear Classic

#401694
Cold Steel's training rubber Black Bear dagger can be effectively used in solo practice, training drills, disarm drills and demonstrations. Overall 13-1/8 inches.
$7.95

Rubber Trainer Recon Tanto

#401692
Cold Steel's training rubber Tanto dagger can be effectively used in solo practice, training drills, disarm drills and demonstrations. Overall 11-3/4 inches.
$7.95

Top Customer Reviews

Review of: Hutton Dueling Sabre with Scabbard

This dueling sabre is light and nimble in the hand. Pleasing to the eye, pleasing in the hand. Sheathing and unsheathing the sabre from the scabbard is always a delight. For Hema, SCA, against rapiers and light weapons, for solo drilling and sparring. Its perfect. Especially if you can't handle 3 lbs. for long periods. NEVER use this against heavier weapons like Arming swords, Longswords, or Heavier Sabres from Regenyei, Darkwood Armory, Castille Armory. For these swords are heavy duty sabres that will chew up the Windlass sabre. Just don't risk it.
Reviewed by: HAU, June 17, 2019

Review of: Trainer O Tanto Bokken

Sturdy construction
Reviewed by: Rory, September 02, 2018

Review of: Rubber Trainer Recon Tanto

Airsoft players:
If you need a knife for airsoft this is the one you want. Completely safe and yet not floppy like this toy rubber things. These also will slide into your molle gear and stay securely in place and yet be easily pulled when the need arises. You'll never hurt anyone with it, but it looks great and will work perfectly. Well worth the investment. Stuck in your molle gear you wont even need a sheath. Have fun...and call your hits.
Reviewed by: Michael, January 19, 2017

Review of: Trainer Bokken Wakizashi

I may get another
Reviewed by: cody w, September 01, 2016

Review of: Trainer Dagger

Bigger than it looks and very tough. Bought two of these for fighting with my young son. He was rapping my knuckles pretty good with the Japanese style trainers from Cold Steel so I chose these for the big guards. They are totally awesome.
Reviewed by: Alex, December 04, 2012

Review of: Trainer O Tanto Bokken

Bought tanto, katana and wakizashi for my son and we fight with them pretty frequently. All three are very tough. The proportions and weight make them feel very substantial in the hand. If you compare with the price of flimsy nerf swords, this is a great value, because basically these are pretty formidable as real weapons. I've also found that a piece of foam pipe insulation slides right over the blade and will keep the wife from feinting.
Reviewed by: Alex, November 27, 2012

Review of: Trainer Bokken Wakizashi

Bought tanto, katana and wakizashi for my son and we fight with them pretty frequently. All three are very tough. The proportions and weight make them feel very substantial in the hand. If you compare with the price of flimsy nerf swords, this is a great value, because basically these are pretty formidable as real weapons. I've also found that a piece of foam pipe insulation slides right over the blade and will keep the wife from feinting.
Reviewed by: Alex, November 27, 2012

Review of: Practical Katana by Paul Chen / Hanwei

Reviewed by: John, April 27, 2011