Most popular foam swords

What are foam swords? If you've ever seen someone playing these swords, you've likely wondered what they are. As you might have guessed, they are a children's toy shaped like a sword. These swords come in a variety of colors, and they are often used for pretend swordplay. 

One of the most popular types of these swords is soft foam swords. These are cheap, but you can often find them in stores easily. They usually weigh less than 1 pound, and most are made from foam that is flexible. The cheap, soft swords often come packaged with foam shields. 

These are not real swords and are not designed for extended use. However, they are a fun way for children to role-play their favorite superhero or villain. Another popular sword is an air pump foam sword. These swords are the same size as traditional swords made of foam. 

Foam Swords of Ancient Times

These swords date back as far back as 2000 years ago in Ancient Rome. The first recorded sword being used was the Rectangular Latin Foam Sword which was made from the hands of Roman legionnaires. This included a piece of metal to make it weightier.

The rectangular shape would then be filled with sand for further weight and stickiness for combat training. All one needed was a partner and some terrain to engage in their own personal sword fight free from injury or harm!

Innumerable other civilizations across time have also used foam swords for recreation and military drilling purposes. The early Aztecs were also known to use foam sabers for highly ceremonial purposes. Let’s take a look at the most popular foam swords of ancient times:

1. Spartan Sword

The Spartan Sword was a famous Greek weapon that was developed with the help of the soldiers of Mount Taenarum in Sparta who used it in combat against Persian forces that invaded their lands during the second century BC. 

It was made out of a hollow reed, wrapped in leather and covered with bronze plates. The handle was made from wood and was covered with a layer of shoes, together with a leather covering. The sword had an exceptionally long handle which allowed the users to be pushed back while fighting and prevented them from being disarmed.

2. Roman Sword

This sword was only used by one person at a time and never carried in combat. It was developed as a symbol of power and a mark of determination by the Romans. This sword was made out of bronze, more often than not, but could be made out of iron. The Romans used their medieval swords to come up with names for individual warriors and to celebrate their victories in war.

This Roman sword was a symbol of strength which was used to conquer enemies. The Romans would often have idols made which looked similar to their swords, but were in fact thinner, lighter and more flexible. It is believed that the reason why they had more than one sword is because it represented their power on the battlefield.

3. Battle Sword

The Battle Sword was mainly used by soldiers and remained in use until the 18th century. It had a short handle and was made out of steel or iron. This sword, which had a sharp blade, was designed to be heavy and durable.In some cases, it was also used to display a soldier’s rank.

The battle sword was also used as a weapon during hand-to-hand combat and could be mounted on a pole. It was mainly used to attack enemies from long range, thus reducing the risk of injury. Battle fantasy swords were usually made in the shape of the saber, cutlass or the rapier.

4. Viking Sword

The Viking Sword is a famous sword from the Viking’s saga. These foam swords are also known as the ‘Danish Sword', ‘Norwegian sword’ and the ‘Scandinavian sword'. They were developed by Vikings and it is believed that they used them to conquer France, Russia, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Viking swords were often made by blacksmiths and could reach up to 40 inches in length.

Viking Sword

These swords were made out of a very strong metal called steel, which is a type of iron, and had weak points that would break easily if struck with another sword. The Vikings used their swords for a range of purposes other than just combat; for example, it was used as an everyday tool to cut food, such as meat and vegetables.

5. Rapier

The Rapier was developed in 15th century Italy. It had a rigid handle and narrow blade which could be sharpened on both sides. It was also very light in weight and sharp. The handle of the rapier was quite long and could reach up to 7 inches in length and was made out of wood.

The Rapier was mainly used by the Italian cavalry, which consisted of horse archers, who would often fight against heavy armored knights.

6. French Saber

This was used as a weapon during the French Revolution so that peasants, who were believed to have attacked the King’s army, could be tried and punished. They were also used by soldiers during hand-to-hand combat. 

These foam swords had a long handle with an unsharpened point which was covered by a layer of leather. It was kept short in order to protect the hand from injury. The handle was up to 1.5 inches in width and could be made out of wood, iron or ivory.

7. Cutlass

Cutlass Sword

The Cutlass is a short, broad bladed sword which is used today by sailors and pirates. It had a 16 inch blade which could be sharpened on one side, but not both sides as it would break easily. The blade was made out of metal and the handle was flattened. This sword had a curved end that allowed users to slice through their enemies.

8. Scimitar

It is another sword that has been used extensively throughout history. This type of sword was used in Persia during the 7th century AD, before it became popular in the Middle East and Europe. 

The scimitar was developed by Turkish swordsmiths who used it during hand-to-hand combat. In terms of appearance, the scimitar has a triangular blade which is very sharp in order to inflict fatal wounds on its victims.

9. Falchion

The Falchion is another sword that has been used extensively throughout history. It was developed by the Vikings who used it during hand-to-hand combat. These swords were designed to be used against heavily armored knights, who at that time were the most powerful fighters in Europe.

10. Epee

The Epee is a French sword which was developed by Napoleon Bonaparte and his colleagues in 1793. It is also known as ‘The Fighting Sword’ and was mainly used by fencing masters. It was made out of steel and its blade could be up to 41 inches long. The epee had a sharp point which could pierce skin and muscle more easily than other swords.

Uses of Foam Swords!

Foam swords are still being used today, in Foam Fencing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and combat fencing where colorful injuries are a common occurrence. However, the most popular use of these swords is by martial artists who practice Aikido and other disciplines. 

A typical weapon used in their attacks and defenses would be a thick foam sword or staff. This way they can practice their techniques without any risk of physical damage or injury!