Small Sword with Brass Hardware & Rosewood Grip [#370C]

Your Price: $295.00
Part Number:370C
These swords had their origin about 350 years ago and were a modification of the Rapier, a much heavier weapon. The Small Sword is the first one ever developed solely for civilian wear. The style of the blade shown is called a "Colichemarde", one that was quite broad along the forte, diminishing rapidly to the point. This was the feature that gave the weapon its extreme lightness and maneuverability. The blade is extremely stiff; the triangular shape makes it a stabbing weapon, not a flexible fencing weapon. Blade length: 31". Three edged, hollow ground, hand-forged, hardened and tempered, ground and polished. Weight: (sword) 17 ounces. Weight: (scabbard only) 6 ounces. Hilt: Brass , gadrooned. Grip: Rosewood, spiral cut with double rows of very fine twisted wire. Scabbard: Hand cut from wood and wrapped in fine black leather, sewn in place. Lockets and chapes are brass, handmade.
5 Stars
Small Sword Review
Excellent craftsmanship and balance make this sword feel quite nimble in the hand, and the customer service left nothing to be desired. The staff were friendly and answered all of my questions about the product in a timely manner. While I purchased this sword primarily for display and non-contact practice of historical fencing techniques, the blade seems to be made of high quality steel, has a nice spring temper and feels like more than a mere display piece. Overall I'm quite happy with my purchase and would recommend this sword to anyone looking to add one of these rarer colichemarde blades to their collection.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Canada. on 7/4/2020

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