Indestructible dao / falchion waster

An inexpensive polypropylene training sword, in the form of a Chinese dao broadsword - can also be used as a European falchion (if you squint a bit). You can beat these swords to death and they'll survive pretty much anything you can throw at them. The proper name for a training sword, usually wooden, is "waster" (pronounced "waast-er, rather than waist-er), and the name (despite the elitist pronunciation), reflects that training swords are expected to break sometime, i.e., "be wasted". Therefore, the declaration that these particular wasters are indestructible is a complete oxymoron, but here we are. I've been considering calling the whole product line "Unwastable wasters". All training swords, be they synthetic,wooden, aluminum, or blunted steel have their advantages and drawbacks. These particular wasters are great for beginners, folks who really abuse their training weapons, and large classes/demonstrations where instructors need a quantity of identical sword simulators.

length: 34 1/4"
blade: 25 3/4"
blade width: 1 3/4" at base
blade width: 3 1/4" at widest
grip and pommel: 8"
guard: 2 1/2"
balance point: 6" from guard
weight: 1 lb 6.0 oz

Price: $35 (dao / falchion)
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Price: $60 (pair of dao / falchion)
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Price: $150 (instructor's special - set of six dao / falchion)
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