I recently changed my competitive weapon of choice in my martial art (TKD) to a Gum Do, or sword. The sword is basically katana sized, unsharpened but it does have a point, as seen below (Although my scabbard and hilt are black).
I also compete with a three sectional staff, which is rounded and foam covered. My thought was to get a rifle travel case, and hollow out the foam slightly to accommodate both weapons, and the mini sound system that I use for the creative divisions.
Is there any rule about using a firearm case for other than firearms? How likely is it that this would get stolen, or do you have to go to a special place to pick up those cases?