Rapiers, like other swords in other eras, were subject to unique twists too. This Swept Hilt Flamberge Rapier, for instance, combines the classic hilt of the dueling civilian sword with a thinner wave-blade borrowed from the flame-bladed zweihander. Surprisingly, the combination was a successful one, as the undulations of the wave-blade created a more effective parrying blade, one that caused unpleasant vibrations in an opponents sword and caused an attacking blade to catch and slow on every crest of the wave-blade. This rapiers wave-blade is hand crafted entirely in high-carbon steel, and it possesses a more rounded tip and a long ricasso. The wave-blade also offers a diamond cross-section, which keeps the blade stiff and lends it surprising strength. The hilt is more iconic of the classic rapier, possessing a swept hilt design of twisting and curling quillons that create an elegant and intricate, yet nigh-impenetrable cage that is appealing to look at and difficult to pierce with a blade. The grip is wrapped in leather and inlaid with red wiring for added appeal, and the hilt is capped with a cylindrical pommel to finish off the swords impressive style and look. This Swept Hilt Flamberge Rapier is, above and beyond everything else, a truly distinctive blade, one that will surely draw attention to whomever might wield it, as well as catch the eye of many, whenever they enter a room where the bare blade might be visible.
- Fully Functional
- An Eccentric Style of Renaissance Rapier
- Blade Features an Unsharpened Edge
- Has a Classic Swept Hilt and a Distinct Wave-Blade
- Includes a Wooden, Leather Wrapped Scabbard
- Made from high carbon steel
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