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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 45” 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 21-22” 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 to meet your specific needs. For contact staff we tend to recommend Nimbus grip first with Om and classic grip as close runners up depending on an artist's preferences. If you really need the best possible grip for wet conditions, you can't beat EPDM but it does ware faster than the other options.

Nimbus Grip is a silicone foam based grip and is the latest in staff grip technology. It combines the best features of EPDM foam (great in moist or dusty conditions and slightly squishy for enhanced griping) with the additional benefits of being silicone based (much higher durability, two color options, natural heat resistance). The white option will get dirty over time and you will never get it perfectly white again. However, if you toss your staff in the air at night, you will be able to see it vs a black grip. Compared to EPDM, this grip will not rub off on you and is close but not quite as good in wet conditions. Classic grip is thinner but losses its grippiness much faster. Om grip is thicker and not as grippy.

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 Nimbus grip. Om grip 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 comes in four colors options and doesn't leave residue on your arms after use (like EPDM does). It is not as grippy as Nimbus grip, so for those artist looking for the most tacky staff grip, Nimbus or 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
  • 2 Grip Options
  • 45" overall length
  • 21" long blade


Qty x $140.00 =

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