The Feder (also Fechtfeder, plural Fechtfedern), is a type of training sword used in fencing competitions of the German Renaissance. The type has existed since at least the 15th century, shown extensively in the fighting manuals of the time, particularly those of Paulus Hector Mair and Joachim Meyer.
Thanks to many historical sources, modern swordsmiths have accurately replicated its shape and features
The strong blade is perfect for both sparring and training. The tip is about 1cm² thereby the impact is spreaded over a larger area. It is still recommended to cover the tips with a piece of leather or rubber for "blunting" the sword". (The feder also exists with flexible blades but they are known to break more easily and are not recommended for running a tournament.)
Straight steel guard 5mm thick and measuring 25cm wide.
The handle is made of wood, coated with strong black rope.
The pear-shaped pommel is made of solid steel. Its shape allows a good grip and its weight helps improve the balance of the sword.