Why we chose this accessory: If you are a Ren Faire friend, you know there are a lot of kid-sized weapons on the market. We prefer ones that don’t hurt. Even the most chivalrous young knight might find their sword connecting with a lamp or sibling now and again, so these soft foam versions are GREAT. Made of flexible foam layers they are strong enough to maintain shape while still being soft on contact. This set is very lightweight, and the shield has adjustable velcro straps to fit all sizes. Buy two for a fair battle!