I admit it. I'm a bad highland dancing mum.
For a long time Miss E practised her sword dance without swords cause it was just all too hard!
And the swords I found were just far too expensive.
Then a google search led me to Racheldances on facebook.
The swords have are made from mild steel with a plastic hilt for safety. You can choose from a myriad of colours for your hilt - we chose blue as Miss E loves aqua and is starting to get a little bit over the traditional girly pink and purple.
For beginners you can lay the swords the other way for a flatter sword for practice.
All up, including post to Australia from the UK the swords were approx $60AUD for the pair. Definately within budget.
I have certainly seen Miss E's sword improve with practice with real swords. They are sturdy, true to size and definately worth the price.
A short video review is here on youtube
Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/racheldances.co.uk?fref=ts
Please note- this is an unpaid review. I purchased these myself and am reviewing them after. All opinions are my own.