The Waster is one of the oldest forms of practice weapons. Wasters made their first appearance when it became apparent that people needed a way to train with swords without being killed. The Waster can be found in societies ranging from ancient Greece and Egypt to Medieval Europe, Feudal Japan and the modern US. Over the course of its life the Waster has undergone many changes, beginning with a simple the stick, the Waster eventually was made with all the same aspects as a steel sword. In the modern world the Waster still has a large following from Medieval Reconstruction groups, Plays, and the Renaissance Fair following.
- This is the Robin Hood Long Sword Waster.
- The Sword has been constructed of close fitting pieces.
- A ridge runs down the center of the swords blade.
- The tip of the sword has been rounded off for safety.
- The guard is built tough with the classic design of the Long Sword.
- The sword is built with two sections, the handle and a separate piece for the pommel.
- Overall Length: 47.5 "
- Material: Wood
- Blade Length: 34.5 "
- Balance Point: 2.25 " from Guard
- Handle Length: 12 "