THE GREAT NEWS: The blade is replaceable and is available in our store.
To Replace: You will need a 1.5mm and 2.5mm hex wrench. These can be bought at Walmart for 2 bucks, and a philips screw driver. Warning: be careful while removing the cover the springs dont fly out and/or hit you or some one in the eyes. Warning: when replacing the blade be careful and mindful of the small switch plunger near the blade. When installing the blade, care must be taken not to put the blade on this small black plunger because it could break.
If a blade does break please let us know, send us a picture so we can determine if the product itself was the issue.
The blade is made of tough polycarbonate polymer, it is the same stuff bullet proof glass is made from. however sometimes things happen during training and it could break, not a problem.
We tested this by hitting things as hard as we can and it held up without any damage. We put this in a vice and bent it at 90 degrees and it also held up well. You can see this on our YouTube page.
Our goal was to design a safe fun tool for alerting contact. We want everyone to enjoy this tool from kids to adults to LE/ML and every other martial artist. Yes we could use an aluminum or Rubber blade but both have its limitations in regards to safety and stiffness, so polycarbonate is our top choice.
Top professionals in the industry are using and teaching with the MIMIC and we have seen this used in some very tough training with great success in durability and training education.
Thanks to you, the Mimic is quickly becoming the premier tool for edged weapon training around the globe
Disclaimer,That said, it may bend, break or be damaged and you may be injured if used beyond the the design limitations of the components or beyond its intended use which is to alert of contact upon pressure of the blade from the edge or tip This is not a defect in the product.
Generally we consider not intended use when:—you attempt a disarm and one person death grips the handle and the other proceeds to apply pressure on the blade and bends it.— you stab like your going to put the knife through a persons skull or block wall,(not kind to your partner)— You step on it,— you swing it like a baseball bat trying to take your partners head off,—you do a disarm where the knife flies through the air bouncing off the ground or walls— etc you get the idea. NOW it will probably hold up well, but if it breaks it is not a defect in the product.
In some training applications for example disarms, you may want to choose a different tool. Please visit our partner www.takknife.com for other great training tools .