Axes,poles & hammer
1.Never do shield hooking, pulling with this pole it is a foam weapon and not intended for this type of use!
2.Never do shield hooking or pulling with axes or hammers!
3.Never trap other weapons intentionally with the hook of an axe, hammer, or pole!
Non -Latex Shield
1.Never lay weighted objects on top of the shield or this will damage it!
2.Always stand the shield on its end or hang it from the straps. Do not lay it on its front or back!
3.Never do shield hooking or pulling with your shield you may damage the straps or handle!
4.Do Not do shield bashing. It is only intended to take hits from foam weapons!
Care and cleaning
1.The cloth covers are coated with scotch guard to prevent from getting stains (no promises though) I recommend you add 1 coat before an event and let it completely dry before use. Always clean dirt and stains off if possible before spraying it!
2.The handle and blades rubberized coating can be washed with mild soap and water. Absolutely no thinner based products!
3.Technically this weapon is waterproof. Although you really don't want to get it wet, but if it does make sure to squeeze excess water from the tip(if it is hybrid). When no more water comes off, dry the blade with a hair dryer this will help prevent mildew. Do not over heat! This could damage it! Only use the hair dryer in short 30 second intervals with 10 second breaks till dry.
Just cuz it looks great does not mean that it will last as if it were made of steel. It is made of foam and has a carbon or fiber glass core and they are more than durable enough for light to medium contact. In some cases heavy contact (depending on its construction).
They are not intended to be abused by hitting as hard as you can! If you do you will probably break it!!! So you should pull your blows on strikes and blocks as much as possible! IRON LIEGE does not warrant any core in these weapons due to the use and nature of this product and I will not replace it for free! So take care of your investment.
There is no guarantee on the core do to the nature of the use and different fighting temperments varying from person to person! If you take care of it and pull your blows it will last a long time.