Sword Cutter ExperienceAcademie Duello

Sword Cutter Experience
Bucket List
1 Hour
Different Weapons
Swords & Spear
Cutting Targets
Gift Certificate
19 Years of age
Must be to participate


Need to get some stress out? Have you tried swearing revenge against butternut squashes? Come visit their downtown studio and get the chance to cut, chop and stab winter squash with real medieval weapons!

This can be a fun and thrilling activity for those who enjoy the thrill of wielding a sharp weapon and testing their precision and skill.


First, learn some sword-cutting exercises, then be immersed in the history of swords, pole-axes, spears and knights while receiving instruction from our professional staff showing you authentic techniques used with each weapon in a safe, fun, and exciting environment.

You'll be given professional instructions and a real sharp sword to cut, chop and stab squash, melons and pumpkins! Find out how it feels to use a real weapon of war from the middle ages!

You will be given a few different weapons to try in the Sword Cutter activity, it can be a fun and exciting opportunity to test your skills with different types of weapons.

Here are a few tips for using each of the weapons

  • Swords: You will be given two swords to try, you may want to start with one and see how it feels in your hand. Pay attention to the weight and balance of the sword, as well as the length and width of the blade. This will help you determine which sword you feel most comfortable and confident using. Once you have chosen your preferred sword, you can begin slicing and chopping the squash as described in my previous response.
  • Spear: A spear can be a bit more challenging to use in the Sword Cutter activity, as it is a longer and heavier weapon. To use a spear effectively, it is important to focus on your balance and grip. Hold the spear with both hands, one near the base of the shaft and the other near the middle, and keep your feet shoulder-width apart for good stability. When you are ready to strike the squash, aim for a spot near the top and use a downward thrusting motion to drive the spear into the squash. Be sure to keep your hands and fingers out of the way to avoid accidents.

This booking must be scheduled in advance to allow time to arrange for cutting targets, with the price of the targets included in the session cost. Participants must be at least 19 years of age. No experience necessary! All equipment is provided.

Overall, the Sword Cutter activity is a fun and exciting way to test your skills and enjoy the thrill of wielding a sharp weapon. Just be sure to follow all safety precautions and use common sense to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

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Academie Duello
Academie Duello
412 W Hastings St
Vancouver, V6B 1L1
Academie Duello
Academie Duello
412 W Hastings St
Vancouver, V6B 1L1
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