Hickory Arms, LLC
Hickory Arms hand crafts hickory practice swords for Eastern and Western Martial Arts, stage combat, historical reenactment, fitness, cosplay, and gifts. In history, when the swordsmith provided you with a commissioned sword, he also provided a wooden version of the same sword for practice. This sword was called a waster. It was the weight and balance of its metal counterpart and saved wear and tear on your valuable metal sword. Modern uses for the practice sword are varied: from tactical and fitness gear, to historical demonstrations, costuming and regal gifts.