Throughout history, the sword has undergone much change. In the renaissance, it slimmed to the rapier, and then continued to grow smaller, favoring lightness and speed over power. This Ornate Renaissance Smallsword is an example of just such a blade. Designed for speed, the small sword was, in a sense, the gentlemans weapon - a sword made to be light and fast, designed for gentleman dueling and for civilian use. Thus, the nobles could carry a sword that suited their style, without being weighted down with unnecessary arms. This ornate example recreates the iconic smallsword with a bit more fancy detail, possessing a straight blade of fine steel that features a diamond cross-section, for stiffness and strength. The hilt is crafted in fine brass metal, possessing a clam-shell guard topper set with two finger-rings beneath. The hit also possesses a D-shaped knuckle guard, and a leather wrapped hilt for a secure and comfortable hold. Included with the sword is a matching scabbard, which is crafted from wood and wrapped in leather, as well as outfitted with fine brass furnishings at its throat and chape. For the gentleman and the duelist in you, this Ornate Renaissance Smallsword is a fine choice to suit your style, possessing rich detail that is worthy of display, with a form that is iconic of the traditional dueling sword.
- A Stylized Rendition of the Ornate Small Sword
- Features a Hand Crafted Steel Blade
- Blade Possesses an Unsharpened Edge
- Has an Ornate, Fencers Hilt with D-Shape Guard
- Includes a Wooden, Leather Wrapped Scabbard
- A Fantastic Costume Sword, Carrying Weapon and Display Piece
- Overall Length: 36 Inches