The primary goal of cutting is develop the proper body mechanics -- or ways of moving -- in order to use a sharp sword to deliver as devastating a wound as possible to your opponent with control and precision.

In order to even the playing field, Longpoint South will provide a sword for the cutting tournament. All participants will be required to use the provided sword. The sword provided is of high quality and will be sharpened by the cutting tournament manager. 

What kind of sword is it, you ask?  A sharp one.  You'll see when you get here.

Longpoint South 2017 Cutting Tournament Rules