As swords became lighter, carrying and fighting with one became more popular among civilians as well. This Fencers Swept Hilt Rapier is one such sword that a noble might have carried, as much for self-defense as a symbol of personal skill and prestige. This handsome rapier reflects a more robust style of blade, one that was designed primarily for thrusting, but still offered the option of delivering moderate cuts, as well. The blade is hand crafted entirely in carbon steel, and it features a double-length ricasso, as well as diamond cross-section which lends the blade a touch of stiffness and rigidity, for enhanced parrying ability and thrusting power. The ornate guard of the rapier possesses twisting and curved quillons, which preforms double-duty - not only is it an appealing accent to see, but it also protects the wielders hand by keeping a blade from sliding down onto the hand. The grip is wire-wrapped, and the hilt is fitted with a cylindrical scent stopper pommel to complete its design. Included with the rapier is a wooden, leather-wrapped scabbard, which is fitted with polished steel accents at its throat and chape. A respective duelist could hardly ask for a better sword than this Fencers Swept Hilt Rapier, which offers not only a hardy blade, but also a rich look that will leave other speechless when they see it flashing with skill in the light.
- A Cut-and-Thrust Style Rapier Sword
- Features a Hand Crafted Carbon Steel Blade
- Blade Features an Unsharpened Edge
- Has an Ornate and Intricate Polished Steel Swept Guard
- Includes a Wooden, Leather Wrapped Scabbard
- A Fantastic Costume Sword, Carrying Weapon and Display Piece
- Overall Length: 38 Inches