BeltSword & RazorSword
- Apex Predator Series RazorSword – In-depth Review – Compare Systems
- Laminated RazorSword Close-Up Example – BeltSword
- BeltSword Engineering – Making History
BeltSword Weapon System – Defined
While wearing normal everyday clothing (EDC “Every Day Carry” – Concealed); the BeltSword Weapon System and concealed RazorSword look exactly like a normal belt. (This is true for the RazorSword, RazorMachete, or RazorBaton) This simple non-descript “belt-system” belies its complexity, and the amount of research and engineering that went into its development. Fastened to the inside of a “normal belt”; is our patented Flexible Linked Containment Rail System.
The BeltSword System will safely contain any of our long blades. The containment system was designed to safely conceal, hold, and secure, a razor sharp blade; allowing for a safe instant deployment of our specially tempered high-carbon spring-steel blades. (RazorSword, RazorBaton, or RazorMachete) The system is designed to be totally invisible, and to safely conceal a 24″ to 40″ razor-sharp blade around a person’s waist or torso area. We call it a Body Contour Weapon System; many others call it their “EDC” – Every Day Carry. (A sharp blade can cut through tree limbs; but even a blade with a dull round edge can crush through concrete blocks with little or no damage to the blade – all blades are guaranteed for life and the only blade you will ever need to buy because of our guarantee – see video demos)
The BeltSword or BeltMachete Weapon System comprises three sub-systems. The First is our patented Flexible Linked Containment Rail System. The Second is the spring steel RazorSword, or RazorMachete blade. The Third is the belt made from either…
- Extra thick 100% Top Grain oil tanned heavy duty leather or…
- Tactical/military battle belt nylon webbing or…
- TPU – Thermoplastic Polyurethane Coated Webbing heavy duty tactical belt with over 1,500 pounds of break strength
Further down on this page are comparisons to help determine which RazorSword is best for your specific needs. Depending upon your needs and skill level, we review all blades for their weight-class and rigidness…including the potential “strengths and/or weaknesses” of each weapon system. Click on any link above for greater details and information. However, for in-depth specifications for each weapon system…including packages and pricing; go to the “PURCHASE” tab in the main “Menu”… then click on the “product of your interest”.
RazorSword – Defined
RazorSword Categories – There are three extremely different categories of RazorSwords designed for the BeltSword Weapon System (BWS). Based upon weight class, rigidness, length, and mission; each blade has its strengths and weaknesses.
- Feather-Weight and Light-Weight Class – Standard Mono Blades – Easiest to Bend, Secure, and Conceal.
- Apex Predator Mono Blades – Middle to Heavy Weight Class – This is an Ultra High Performance Mono Blade. Because APEX is generally more rigid than other class weapons; it may present a greater challenge…greater level of difficulty to bend and secure inside the “Flexible Linked Containment Rail System”.
- Laminated RazorSword Blades – Middle-Weight to Super Heavy-Weight Class – Designed to allow a heavier and thicker blade to “bend & secure” inside the containment system with a relatively low level of difficulty.
RazorSword Weight Class – There are 6 major weight classes for the RazorSword:
- Feather Weight Class
- Light Weight Class
- Middle Weight Class
- Light Heavy Weight Class
- Heavy Weight Class
- Super Heavy-Weigh Class
RazorSword Rigidness – A blades rigidness is somewhat subjective; however we may define five basic levels for rigidness. The more rigid a blade; the better it is as a thrusting weapon. However, as a blade becomes more rigid…it will become more difficult to bend and secure. As blade rigidness increases…level of difficultly increases; this will require a longer time to adapt to the weapon system, and it will require the user to be stronger, with a higher level of edged weapon training.
- Very Flexible
- Very Rigid
- Extremely Rigid
RazorSword Mono Blades – Feather Weight to Light Weight – Defined
Standard Mono Blades – Designed for Ease of Concealment – A Light/Fast Defensive Weapon
Feather Weight Class 24″-26″ RazorSword Mono Blades – 24“-26“ long x 1.5“ wide x .032“ thick blade – at 6 to 6.5 ounces – a “very flexible” class – The .032″ Feather Weight is the lightest and thinnest of all blades; very-very thin, very flexible…very easy to bend, secure, and conceal. Due to its shorter length; designed for small waists.
Feather Weight Class 29″ RazorSword Mono Blade – 29“ long x 1.5“ wide x .035“ thick blade – at 7.75 ounces – a “very flexible” class –The .035″ Feather Weight is the second lightest/thinnest of all blades; very thin, very flexible…very easy to bend, secure and conceal. The 29″ Feather Weight provides more reach and slightly more weight than the 24′-26″ Feather Weights.
Light-Weight Class 31″ RazorSword Mono Blade – 31″ long x 1.5″ wide x .042″ thick blade – at 9.5 ounces – a “flexible” class – The .042″ Light Weight is much heavier, thicker, and more rigid than the Feather Weight Class; but nowhere the weight and rigidness of the Apex Predator Series or the Laminated Heavy Weights (Below). Light Weight blades are thin and flexible…easy to bend, secure, and conceal. The extra length from the 31″ Light Weight Class gives this blade a distinct advantage over the shorter feather weight class.
Strengths: Light Weight and Feather Weight Class blades (Just above) are very fast, light, flexible, and very-very easy to bend and secure. They are good for all experience levels – including novice. These blades are perfect to conceal on snug fitting jeans and pants. They are a great defensive weapon and due to their very thin profile; can hold a near razor sharp edge. (Some compare it to a massive razor-blade on steroids) Weakness: We do not consider this class as an offensive battle weapon; they are too light, too thin and too flexible…not a thrusting weapon – unless you are trained on how to safely choke up on the blade…this class of blade will not be rigid enough for thrusting, or heavy enough for offensive counter strikes against a heavier sword. However, as a defensive weapon system (When sharp it can and will cut an attacker to the bone.
APEX RazorSword Mono-Blade – Middle to Heavy Weight – Defined
APEX – Ultra High Performance Blade – Designed for Thrusting & Cutting – Fast Offensive Weapon
Middle Weight Class 31″-36″ – Apex Predator Series – Mono Blades 31″-36″ long x 1.5″ wide x .050″ thick blade – at 12-13 ounces – depending upon blade length “flexible” to “rigid” class. Remember, as the blade gets shorter (under 32″); the blade will become much more rigid and much more difficult to bend and secure. The .050″ APEX Middle Weights – are much heavier and much more rigid than the .042″ Light Weight mono blade – Yet the APEX .050″ blades are considered somewhat easy to bend and secure. (Experience level recommendation – intermediate to expert)
Light Heavy Weight Class 32″-37″ – Apex Predator Series – Mono Blades 32″-37″ long x 1.5″ wide x .055″ thick blade – at 13-15 ounces – depending upon blade length “rigid” to “very rigid” class – The .055″ APEX blade is even heavier and more rigid than the APEX .050″ – the APEX .055″ would be a challenge to bend and secure for a novice. (Experience level – advanced to expert)
Heavy Weight Class 33″-40″ – Apex Predator Series – Mono Blades 33″-40″ long x 1.5″ wide x .062″ thick blade – at 15-16 ounces – depending upon blade length “very rigid” to “extremely rigid” class – The .062″ APEX blade is heavier and much more rigid than the APEX .055″ – APEX .062″ is difficult to very difficult to bend and secure – for experts in edged weapons or LE/Mil only – all persons that wish to order the .062″ APEX must call RazorRazor to obtain order authorization. (Experience level – LE/Mil or edged weapon expert only – this is a dangerous system due to the massive spring pressure)
Strengths: The Apex Predator Series was designed as a fully functional combat weapon; on par with historical and modern swords in their class. APEX is a specially tempered Ultra-High Performance mono-blade. APEX is an Offensive and Defensive weapon; they are the heaviest of the mono blades. The .062″ APEX Heavy Weight is more rigid for thrusting than even the heaviest laminated blade. Depending upon blade thickness, an APEX blade is rigid (.0.50″), to very rigid (.055″), to extremely rigid (.062″). APEX is an excellent thrusting / superior cutting weapon due to its weight, mono-blade design, balance, and speed. Most trained sword practitioners prefer a blade similar to the APEX. It is heavy enough to crush targets; yet balanced and agile enough to be fast and precise. The APEX Blade is perfectly designed to be sharpened, and will hold a near razor-sharp edge. Weakness: Although the APEX .050” Middle Weight Class is relatively easy to bend and secure (For fit individuals) at lengths of 32″ or longer. The more rigid and thicker .055″ APEX Light Heavy Weight Class and the .062″ APEX Heavy Weight Class blades may be too rigid unless you are a well-trained martial artist or a sword/edged weapon expert in very good physical condition. The .055″ and .062″ may have spring tension that the average untrained person is unable to safely control. (Questions? – we will help find the correct blade for you – Please call RazorRazor at 414-333-3300)
RazorSword Laminated-Blade – Middle to Super Heavy Weight – Defined
Laminated Heavy Weights – Added Crushing Power – Offensive Weapon System
Middle Weight Class – 29″ – Laminated Blade 29″ long x 1.5″ wide x .062″ thick blade – at about 12.6 ounces – “flexible” class – The .062″ Laminated Middle Weights are an easy blade to bend and secure – even though they are much heavier and more rigid than the .042″ Light Weight mono blades – The .062″ is not a thrusting weapon – Note: Some of the longer APEX blades 33″-34″ may be as heavy or heavier than the 29″ Laminated Middle Weight Blade. APEX blades are typically more rigid. (All experience levels – including novice apply – however the added weight and blade rigidness may present a challenge to the novice – a novice may consider the Feather Weight or Light Weight Class in the Mono Blade category)
Heavy Weight Class – 31″ – Laminated Blade 31″ long x 1.5″ wide x .070″ thick blade – at 15.1 ounces – “flexible” class – Even the .070″ Laminated Heavy Weights continue to be easy to bend and secure – even though they are much heavier and more rigid than the .042″ Light Weight mono blades – the .070″ blade is not the best thrusting weapon – Note: Some of the longer APEX blades 34″-38″ may be as heavy or heavier than the 31″ Laminated Heavy Weight Blade. APEX blades are typically more rigid. (All experience levels – including novice apply – however the added weight and blade rigidness may present a challenge to the novice – a novice may consider the Feather Weight or Light Weight Class in the Mono Blade category)
Super Heavy Weight Class – 33″ – Laminated Blade 33″ long x 1.5″ wide x .084″ thick blade – at 18 ounces (1-pound & 2-ounces) – “rigid” class – The .084″ Super Heavy Weight tends to be somewhat easy to bend and secure (Although you will notice a little “challenge” from the extra spring tension when securing the .084″ thick blade) – The .084″ Super Heavy Weight Laminated Blades are much heavier than the APEX Mono Blades – Most of the APEX blades are more rigid; however the Super Heavy Weight .084″ is considered a fair thrusting weapon if the tip has been sharpened. (Experience levels – Due to its added weight and rigidness intermediate to expert skill level is recommended)
Strengths: The Laminated Blades were originally designed to allow a much shorter blade to be thicker and heavier, yet comfortable to wear. This innovation was not limited to the RazorSword; but very well suited for the RazorBaton. (Laminated RazorSword Blades are heavy weight offensive and defensive weapon) Laminated “heavy-weights” are made from the lamination of two thinner blades; we use “Lucas Red N Tacky Grease” (Sticky grease) that creates the physics of molecular adhesion…holding the blades together with great force. This translates to a flexible, comfortable, yet heavy-weight RazorSword weapon; comfortable for large waist or smaller waists…even as small as 31″ to 32″. Laminated blades are generally comfortable to wear; they are more flexible than the APEX Series…for their weight and thickness…mostly easy to bend and secure. Laminated blades have the added mass to crush through concrete blocks with only limited blade damage. Weakness: There is slightly more maintenance to the laminated blade. It is recommended about 1-2 times per year; that you re-laminate the blades…which is about a 10-15 minute re-lamination process. This will keep the blades functioning properly and keep the lamination secure from separating. (Re-lamination is simple – see videos) Since the blades are more flexible they are not the best thrusting weapon (However the Super Heavy Weight is sufficiently rigid to be considered a fair to good thrusting weapon – provided at least the tip has been sharpened) Sharpening the blade requires a professional that hones blades for a living; however, you will never obtain an edge as sharp as a mono-blade.
Weight Class Definitions
Important: Weight classes are relative to the type and style of a sword…where and when it was made and for what purpose. A super heavy-weight RazorSword is much-much lighter and no-where near the weight of a European Claymore or full size Japanese Katana. The RazorSword was designed for a totally different purpose; it is in a totally different class, and the only totally concealed sword weapon system that is functional in modern day society and urban warfare. RazorRazor builds weapon systems to custom fit the environment, person and threat level.