Introducing the

Maestro Line
Historical Sparring Swords
for the Practitioner of the Western Martial Arts
and Stage Combat

This new line of sparring swords has been designed by Swedish researcher, author and swordsmith, Peter Johnsson to specifically fill the need for sword types that handle like those covered in period fencing books.

It is Albion's mission with the Maestro Line to provide sparring swords that are traditionially constructed, sturdy and safe, with a durable finish and a rugged, attractive look. Perhaps most importantly, these models are designed to be highly responsive and agile, just as authentic weapons of the period. As with all martial arts training tools, these swords are designed to be used with proper safety equipment.

To have a sword that both looks exactly like a sharp historical sword, and have it be safe in practice combat, is frankly not possible -- a sparring sword needs to be designed along completely different lines from the ground up. As a result, to make the sword safe to use in regular practice, the outline of the sword must be different. Side by side, a practice sword will have a different silhouette than its sharp counterpart, but it will have the same handling characteristics. This is our philosophy behind producing a superior -- and safe -- tool to use in the study of historical swordsmanship, demonstrating proper weight, proper length, and proper dynamic balance.

These swords are obviously not meant to take an edge or to be used for test cutting -- the cross-section is designed to attain a certain stiffness or flexibility and a safe blunt edge. As a result, these swords will not be sharpened by Albion and we would strongly discourage anyone from attempting to sharpen these models after sale.

These swords are made to meet the demanding requirements of Western Martial Artists and stage combat, built to endure years of hard use.

See a pair of Liechtenauers being used by John Clements and Aaron Pynenberg in a video produced by the Association for Renaissance Martial Arts (ARMA) here and see more videos here.

The Albion Maestro Sparring Sword Models
The Meyer Longsword Trainer

The Meyer
Traditional Practice Longsword

The Liechtenauer Longsword Trainer
The Liechtenauer
Practice Longsword
The I:33 Sword and Buckler Trainer
The I:33
Sword & Buckler
Practice Sword
The Epee de Guerre Warsword Trainer The Epée de Guerre
Practice Great Sword
The Marozzo
Practice Cut & Thrust Sword
The Capoferro
Practice Rapier
available for
advance reservation
The Angelo
Practice Smallsword


available for
advance reservation
The Marxbruder Messer Trainer
The Marxbruder
Practice Messer

Glossary of Sword Terms

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About Peter Johnsson

Sword design/specifications ©2005 Peter Johnsson.
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