By: Windlass Steelcrafts
In honour of Alexandre Dumas and the timeless characters from his beloved novel, this piece has an etched french style cross, often associated with the Musketeers, on its hilt. The musket, though the prime weapon of the French Musketeer, was a cumbersome firearm, both to load and fire, so a good rapier was a necessary second weapon.
Hand Forged from well tempered high carbon steel this blade will properly flex under the stress of a thrust, a slash or clash of another blade. This is a real rapier that may interest not only fans of literature but those who participate in historical fencing. The blade is unsharpened but can be sharpened as an option. The basket on this rapier's hilt is ambidextrous and a very effective mix of both the cup-hilt and swept-hilt style. The grip is wood wrapped with twisted wire and the parts of the hilt are plated with gleaming nickel silver. This rapier does come with a full leather scabbard.
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5/5 average from 17 reviews
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"The piece is exactly what I wanted... a beautiful showpiece and functional. The sword weighs in at 3lbs even and I found it well balanced for a comparatively "heavy" rapier. While I personally would not describe the blade temper as "optimal", it still performed beyond expectations on tatami mat targets. The "thrusting" capabilities can not be denied. " - Richard (5/5)
"The sword is beautiful! Great craftmanship!" - Samuel (5/5)
"came promptly and well oiled (not excessively so), no damage or scratches, exceptionally well wrapped." - Chris (5/5)
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