Designed to combine the disciplines of contact staff and stage fighting, the contact fire sword is a truly unique prop. The Gora Contact sword can be used for mock fights and spinning just as the standard Gora fire sword but this sword's special weighting shifts the balance point within the handle making contact moves possible. The core of the sword is made of aluminium 7075, which keeps weight to a minimum while making sure there is no risk of bending or breaking during normal use. This lightweight material gives the sword an overall weight of just 966g with a total a length of 1260mm. Within the pommel of the sword there is a 50mm diameter steel ball counterweight weighing 500g. As this counterweight is more than half of the swords total weight it moves the balance point to roughly halfway down the handle. The precise balance points are marked on the handle for both dry and fully dipped weights as these change as the fuel is burnt. The handle is padded with spongy EPDM rubber, covered with Tennis grip tape and shaped to improve control for the player. As with the standard Gora fire sword, the handle is separated from the burning surface by a silicone disc. This protects the handle and reduces the chance of burns to the user. Please note, Silicon is heat resistant, not fire proof. Do not hold the sword in such a way that the silicon is above the flame for any extended period.
- Take care during transportation. Heavy impacts on the side of the blade may cause damage.
- Using hotter burning fuels such as benzene or white gas will reduce the lifetime of the kevlar and may damage the silicone disc.
- The contact sword is not designed for full contact fighting and will not survive the impact of strong blows.
- Use very carefully! This is a dangerous prop designed to be used only by skilled contact staff spinners. Only ignite the prop if you have the necessary skill and abliity.