In pre-revolutionary France, a mousquetaire belonged in one of two companies that served the Royal household. Known for their high esprit de corps, these cavalry regiments were deemed Grey Musketeers or Black Musketeers - named for the colors of their horses - depending on whether they belonged to the King or the Cardinals company. The novel, The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, popularized these figures once more decades after their disbandment. As such, the iconic characters DArtagnan, Athos, Porthos, Aramis, and Cardinal Richelieu continue to appear within pop culture along with the signature phrase - All for one, and one for all! At Buying a Sword, you can find many excellent Musketeer swords based on the weapons used by these soldiers. Due to the cumbersome nature of muskets at the time, rapiers served as important weapon in any Musketeers arsenal. Our functional Musketeer rapiers and decorative Musketeer swords make perfect re-enactment accessories, training blades, collectibles, and decor accents. No Renaissance sword is as iconic as those wielded by these famous guards!