The new SwinG has a blade length of 40 cm and a grip length of 32 cm, making it longer than the old SwinG and similar to the most used feders. The different versions have the same base but are mounted with different pommels and corresponding weight sets to create a fine balance. All types can be ordered with either a 25 or 30 cm crossguard. The Light version is a limited edition using the pommel of the traditional SwinG.
How to choose?
I often get the question which type of SwinG to choose. That is why I limited the amount of options (with the Light version being only temporarily available). You may have a preference for the shape of the pommel, and otherwise you might want to simulate your own feder or go slightly heavier by design to build some strength. I hope the following table will help. The SwinG Medium is used as a datum to which some properties are compared of commonly used feders; if it says +10%, it simply means that this feder is 10% heavier in this property (although unfortunately this is a rather complex matter in swords...)
|Product||Mass||P.o.B ||Statics ||Mass moment of inetia in strike |
|SwinG Light||1.6 kg||55 mm||- 10%||- 10%|
|SwinG Medium||1.79 kg||54 mm||datum||datum|
|SwinG Heavy||1.92 kg||54 mm||+ 7%||+ 7%|
|Regenyei standard feder||1.46 kg||80 mm||+ 12%||+ 8%|
|Regenyei Trnava medium||1.55 kg||60 mm||- 6%||- 7%|
|Regenyei Trnava heavy||1.75 kg||60 mm||+ 6%||+ 5%|
|Sigi feder||1.58 kg||55 mm||- 10%||- 11%|
|Sigi XL||1.65 kg||65 mm||+ 7%||+ 9%|
1. The point of balance, measured from the crossguard
2. When holding a sword horizontally, the pull you feel is a combination of force x arm, around the leading index finger
3. When making a strike, you create a pivot point between your hands. This rotates the sword and rotates the point of balance around this pivot point at the same time; for this comparison the pivot point is estimated at 125 mm from the crossguard (into the grip). Ok, I think I will make a video explaining some sword properties...
Stock & Shipping
The bases, crossguards and pommels are in stock, and production of the other parts as well as assembling is done on schedule. In the shop each type has specified shipping dates based on the combination of stock and scheduled manufacturing with some margin. If one shipping option is not available, just select the next spot. I will always strive to ship as soon as I can, but am of course dependent on when then parts come in. The dates are updated frequently.
SwinGs are being shipped with disassembled crossguard and with a protective layer of WD40 to prevent rusting. A paper with assembly and maintenance instructions is also included.