Behind every great warrior is a practice weapon. Something he can train with safetly. It can be anything from a rubber knife or a gun to a wood sword such as these practice swords. These high quality practice swords are 40" long and made of solid wood and build for abuse. They have a nylon cord wrapped handle to give you a solid grip even during intese setions where you are sweating. For the money, I think these may be the finest practice swords avaialble. Two piece handguard included.