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We often get customer inquiries on how to select a sword from the many different sizes offered. We recommend first asking your martial arts teacher, since they may have their own preferences or rules on sword selection. This guide and chart will help you in deciding for yourself the appropriate sword.

 

For the most part, overall sword length (pommel to blade tip) is not significant. What generally matters - whether you are using your sword for practice, demonstration, competition, or combat - is blade length. To find your perfect fit, determine your own height and match it to the sword sizes on the chart below. This chart is based on the average individual, and follows International Wushu Federation (IWUF) weapon regulations. Select the weapon that matches closest to the determined ideal blade length.

 

Sword Blade Length Size Chart

Your Standing Height

Ideal Straightsword Blade Length

Ideal Broadsword Blade Length

4' 0"

22"

20"

4' 1"

22.5"

20.5"

4' 2"

22.5"

21"

4' 3"

23"

21.5"

4' 4"

23.5"

21.5"

4' 5"

24"

22"

4' 6"

24.5"

22.5"

4' 7"

25"

23"

4' 8"

25.5"

23.5"

4' 9"

26"

24"

4' 10"

26.5"

24"

4' 11"

27"

24.5"

5' 0"

27.5"

25"

5' 1"

27.5"

25.5"

5' 2"

28"

26"

5' 3"

28.5"

26"

5' 4"

29"

26.5"

5' 5"

29.5"

27"

5' 6"

30"

27.5"

5' 7"

30.5"

28"

5' 8"

31"

28.5"

5' 9"

31.5"

29"

5' 10"

32"

29"

5' 11"

32"

29.5"

6' 0"

32.5"

30"

6' 1"

33"

30.5"

6' 2"

33.5"

31"

6' 3"

34"

31"

6' 4"

34.4"

31.5"

6' 5"

35"

32"

6' 6"

35.5"

32.5"

 

ShopWushu.com can also custom-design swords if you have a special requirement in blade length or other specification. Please contact us to make a special request.