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  • Contact Sword

  • Contact Sword

The important factors to consider when selecting a contact sword are length, weight, blade length, balance point, and grip material.
This 44” sword is made from a single piece of 3/4" 7075 T6 Aerospace Aluminum, one of the strongest aluminum alloys. This sword diameter fits comfortably on the body and rolls at a very controllable rate, and isn't so thin that it is springy or easily bent.

The blade section of this sword is 23” long and provides a 3:30-4:00 minute burn time.*

* Burn times are estimated based on recorded burns using pure "white gas" / Coleman's Liquid Camp Fuel. Actual burn times may vary based on individual spinning style, length of fuel soak, and other factors.

Many contact swords have large metal balls on the handle side as a counterweight. However, these metal balls are very dangerous during spinning, as they can hit your body with enough force to cause concussions and even break bones. This contact sword's ball end is covered with a thick layer of silicone, providing a soft impact surface that is durable against standard drops and abrasion.

Most severe equipment burns come from searing-hot exposed metal, not from the wicks. To minimize exposed metal, the exposed aluminum between the grip and the wicking is covered with a layer of silicone wrapping, allowing you to safely touch the metal within inches of the burning wicks.

We provide three grip options:

Classic Grip is a traditional adhesive-backed rubber grip. It is tear-resistant, and has a very slight ridge. To maintain its grippy surface, you should periodically clean this grip with soap, water, and the rough side of a sponge.

EPDM Grip is an adhesive-backed alternative to standard grip. It is slightly softer and produces a perfectly smooth grip surface, but is more susceptible to surface damage. However, minor surface damage actually makes it textured, resulting in this surface becoming progressively grippier over time. It also lasts longer than Standard Grip in high-humid environments. It can also leave a light black residue on hands and clothes, though it washes off easily.

Om Grip is a yoga mat based grip with adhesive-backing. It has more give then the other two options and is slightly less grippy than EPDM. This is especially good for dragon staff work, where you don't want the hair on your arms pulled out and the extra cushion will allow for longer practice times. It also comes in colors and does not leave any residue on your arms after use (like EPDM does). It is not as grippy as EPDM, so for those artist looking for the most tacky contact staff grip, EPDM is probably a better option.

NOTE This is an outdated picture. While we try really hard to keep our photography up to date, occasionally we will upgrade a product and not yet have updated the picture on the website. When you purchase the a product, you are purchasing our latest version of that product, not what is specifically in the pictures on the product page.

  • 3:30-4:00 minute "white gas" burn time
  • 7075-T6 Aerospace Aluminum
  • Silicone Wrapping over exposed metal
  • Classic Rubber, EPDM, or Om grip
  • 23" long blade

Qty x $135.00 =

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