If you want to train in preparation for a knife fight, you should get a training knife, because with a sharp knife the risk of injury would be far too great. Training knives are a sensible purchase in this respect, because there is no risk that you will hurt your training partner due to lack of instruction.
How to recognize a good training knife
With a training knife, it is important that the original gets as close as possible in terms of shape, weight and handling. Only with a detailed replica can a combat situation be effectively trained for.
Some training weapons, such as swords are sometimes deliberately designed a little easier to make the training simpler for the beginner at the start. This is usually not necessary with the knife, as it is not a heavy weapon. In addition, of course, the top priority is that the training knife is not sharp. Some training knives also have a spherical bead at the tip of the blade.
The material of the training knife
The principle of using a training weapon for practice is certainly not new. The Romans already used wooden swords to train safely in sword fighting. However, wood sometimes does not have the best properties. Nowadays, there are adequate replacements made of synthetic polymer; because a training weapon must not only be safe, but also very robust.
The blade of a training knife is not only blunt, but the material is also relatively soft compared to the steel of the originals. Cold Steel's training knives, for example, consist of santoprene, a very elastic rubber material, or polypropylene. They are soft enough that you can't seriously hurt your training partner. However, it is recommended to always train with face protection, because even a soft knife can injure the sensitive eye area with enough force.
Types of training knives
With us you can get a whole range of outstanding training knives: from the tanto to the dagger to the karambit. Most of our training knives are from Cold Steel. The great thing is that Cold Steel also makes the originals and therefore knows exactly what a replica is all about, so that the knife feels as authentic as possible during use.