When training for keeps the military prefers to set the bar very high. They like to train with a training knife that is as close as they can get to what they will be taking into battle. This is the best choice, bar none. The Dojo Training Knives Kabad is an 11 1/2″ long premium aluminum training knife with smooth design and a realistic feel. The handles on this military style training knife are custom made for the fit you are looking for. The 1/4″ thick aluminum blade is a perfect weight for training because it simulates an actual knife. It’s rigidity is great for practicing disarms and joint locks because it does not bend in an unrealistic way when prying it out of your partner’s tight grip like most rubber training knives. With a lifetime guarantee, this is the best and last training knife you will ever have to buy.