How Heavy Is A Steel Mace?

macebellTips For Buying Your First Mace

The length of the handle makes a huge difference to how heavy the steel mace feels and how it swings.

The longer the handle the longer the leverage, therefore making the steel mace feel heavier.

If you’re buying your first macebell, look for a mace with a handle that is between 70cm to 100cm (30-40 inches) long.

After some practice and once you feel confident with your technique, then you might want to experiment with training with a longer mace handle.

The macebell handle should be knurled helping you to grip the mace, chalk can also be applied if your hands become sweaty which will also aid your grip.

Use This Table As A Guide For Recommended Weights.

Ability Weight
Female Beginner 4kg
Female Advanced 6kg


Ability Weight
Male Beginner 6kg
Male Advanced 8kg

If you’d like to give mace training a go, we have maces available for sale on our online store.

Dan Clay
Dangerously Fit Academy

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