Weapons training is a specialized area of training from empty hand upward to live blade training. The wooden training sword is an integral part of this learning process whether you practice Western Martial Arts or Eastern Martial Arts. A wooden training weapon offers the practitioner the opportunity to feel comfortable with his weapon while still providing the safety of a wooden replica. Our Medieval Wooden Roman Gladius Practice Swords or Wasters are excellent replicas of the real swords. It looks and feels similar to the real thing. This particular Medieval Roman Gladius Wooden Waster Sword is hand crafted in Beech wood, then sanded and wax polished for a smooth satin finish. You can now practice martial arts safely and affordable with these great wooden replicas. Though very light in weight, each can take the abuse of sparring and reenacting, even edge-to-edge. It features a very thick construction. Color may vary due to the natural grain / texture of the wood.