This Elizabeth I Sword Letter Opener has a steel blade with hand cast metal handle. The letter opener is plated in antiqued silver to highlight the detail. This rapier letter opener is supplied in a clear box with a card of historical information describing the development of the rapier sword during Elizabethan times. The sword underwent rapid changes during the first half of the 16th century. Greater protection was given to the hand by means of a knuckles bow with wings to guard the whole hand in vertical and horizontal planes. From this period onwards, swords became increasingly decorative in the handle and the blade. Ideal as a gift or a desk accent, this miniature sword replica functions as a letter opener and decorative piece.
- Made with a steel blade
- Handle is plated in silver
- Comes in a clear box with information card
- Works well for opening envelopes
- Makes a great gift or collectible
- Length: 7.1 Inches