The rapier, born of the 16th and 17th centuries, was a change in the sword that shifted from a focus on cutting to thrusting. This Italian Brass Basket Rapier demonstrates a long thrusting blade, as well as an ornate yet highly defensive hilt design. In essence, this sword is both beauty and weapon, possessing a fine sort of style in its swept hilt design, as well as a blade that emulates the early rapier style as a cut-and-thrust sword. This rapier blade is made from fine steel and features a long ricasso at the waist of the blade, as well as a diamond-shaped cross-section, which ensures that the blade is stiff and strong for powerful thrusting potential. The blade is also wider than later-era rapiers, ensuring that it is a sword for both thrusting and light cutting. The fancily styled hilt is done in the Italian swept hilt fashion, featuring ornate twists and turns, all finished in brass for an appealingly rich gleam. The hilt is capped off with a round pommel, and the rapier includes a wood scabbard with leather wrapping, for safe-keeping. For a bit of flare, few swordsmen can resist the allure of a fine rapier, and this Italian Brass Basket Rapier does not disappoint as a richly detailed display piece, or a great sword to carry as a part of your musketeer, duelist, or swordmaster look.
- A Cut-and-Thrust Style Rapier Sword
- Features a Hand Crafted Carbon Steel Blade
- Blade Features an Unsharpened Edge
- Has an Ornate Brass Swept Guard
- Includes a Wooden, Leather Wrapped Scabbard
- A Fantastic Costume Sword, Carrying Weapon and Display Piece