The LED Sabre is a very useful tool for exploring martial arts without having to deal with potentially lethal injuries. For this reason, it is our chosen weapon for combat training. It is designed to allow a student to explore the language of the stick and blade, and here at the Silver Sabres Combat Academy, we specifically use it to explore the language of the double edged two handed longsword.
THE LED SABRE
Combat sabres are very simple designs, with the minimum number of moving parts and the most basic of electronic setups. These designs will survive the abuse of competitive engagement for much longer than a typical costume sabre, and they also have modular construction allowing for easy repairs and replacing of parts when they do inevitably fail.
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR LED SABRE
An LED Sabre Master should be able to construct their own sabre from parts, and is familiar with all the components in the build:
A. Polycarbonate Blade
C. ‘Sweet Spot’
E. Refracting Film
G. Guard/Tsuba (optional)
J. LED & Heatsink
M. Recharge Port (Optional)
N. Soundboard/Blade Controller (Optional)
O. Speaker (Optional)
Q. Blade Retention Grub Screw
For battle ready LED Sabre hilts and blades visit our shop, Silver Sabres Foundry. There’s even an awesome 20% discount available for all active Level 2+ Students of the Silver Sabres Combat Academy!* (*Terms and conditions apply, see Foundry page for more details.)
THE LINTON CUP SABRE REGULATIONS
- All blades must be constructed of polycarbonate
- Blade length is 61cm to 92cm
- Minimum depth of blade in emitter is 5cm
- Maximum width/diameter of emitter is 5cm
- Maximum total weapon length, including hilt, is 125cm
- Wall thickness of blades is 1.5mm to 2mm
- Maximum width of guard/Tsuba is 8cm
- Maximum width of side blades fitted to crossguards is 25cm
- Bullet points are prohibited
- Sharp edges and dangerous protrusions are prohibited
- Sabres must have light, and must be illuminated for all matches
- If illumination is unavailable for one fighter, and no replacement sabre can be found, then both fighters must fight with blades unlit
- Sound is optional
A 350N fencing mask with bib is worn to the protect the face, head and throat. Additional foam panels can also be added to protect the back of the head.
Sabre hits to the hands are very common. Gloves must be worn to protect the hands but sadly not all gloves on the market are up to the task. We advise that students invest in a pair that offer extensive knuckle, back of hand, thumbs, and finger tip protection. Most of our students add additional protection themselves to suit their needs.
Worn during tournament to protect against hits to the groin.
Worn during tournament to protect against hits to the rib area and clavicles.
Comfortable flat shoes with a good grip and flexible soles should be worn during training, sparring and tournament. We recommend Japanese Tabi/Jikatabi, boxing shoes or bare-foot shoes.
Costumes are designed, crafted, and worn by the display team for events. Light costumes can be worn during tournaments as long as they’re not restrictive or dangerous.
For masks, chest protectors and groin guards, visit our partner; Leon Paul Fencing Centre.
For battle ready LED Sabre hilts and blades visit our shop, Silver Sabres Foundry. There’s even an awesome 25% discount available for all active Level 2+ Students of the Silver Sabres Combat Academy!* (*Terms and conditions apply, see Foundry page for more details.)