The Gora Fire Contact Sword is a fire sword designed for contact moves. Contact tricks are moves where you aren't holding onto the sword with your hands.
If you've never done any contact staff we wouldn't recommend learning contact with a sword as tricks are a bit harder with a sword than with a staff. If you're already a contact staffer then transferring your skills to a sword will take a little practise but shouldn't be to difficult.
This contact sword is 49.6" (126cm) long. At the end of the handle is a counterweight made from a 1.1lbs (500g) steel ball covered in a soft under-layer with a durable rubber over-layer. These layers protect both the sword and your head from damage!
The counterweight accounts for more than half of the sword's overall weight (966g / 2.1lbs). This has the effect of bringing the sword's centre of gravity into the middle of the handle and making contact tricks possible.
The weight distribution means that to the audience contact sword tricks look magical as they are unaware of the counterweight and how it shifts the centre of gravity.
The core of this contact sword is made from 7075 aluminium which is strong, resists bending and is light weight. The blade is 27.1" (69cm) long and covered in high quality wick giving you a burn time of around 4 minutes. Separating the blade and the handle is a circular silicone guard that helps to shield the handle from the flames and heat.
The handle itself is 22.5" (57cm) long and covered in EPDM rubber with an overgrip on top. The handle is tapered and features two centre points; one for when the sword is fully fuelled and another for when the sword is dry.
Due to the size of the flames on this prop and the difficulty performing contact moves with it we recommend only people experienced in contact staff / sword use this item.