Rubber knives, wooden knives and solid foam knives are mostly used for unarmed combat self defence training for obvious safety reasons.
The rubber training knives maybe made of either flexible or solid rubber. Even the flexible rubber training knives do not flop about like a cheap rubber knife in a toy store so it always best to use the proper self defence rubber training knives.
The traditional wooden training knives or Tanto in Japanese have a very realistic feel for training purposes but the rubber knives do look a lot more like a real knife.
Combat training foam knives are a great idea as you can apply chalk to the foam covered blade so there is no argument about who was slashed and where. The combat foam knives also have a handle with a very user friendly grip and they have a solid core so they do not bend.
For self defence demonstration purposes or for stage performances the rubber knives definitely look the more realistic. For training purposes it really gets down to personal choice and preferences as all the training knives at Universal Self Defence are well designed and perform as they should during unarmed combat self defence training against weapons.
So whether you need a combat training knife for a demonstration, stage performance or for self defence training purposes then we have the right training knife for you!