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.
I trained with a swordsmith waster maker to maintain this historic craft. Personally I have always had a passion for swords and history and love sculpting and art. This combination allowed me to become an excellent craftsman of hickory practice swords.