The swept-hilt rapier by Blackfencer is an excellent low-cost option for those who would like to train rapier, while being tough enough to spar against other synthetics on the market. Each guard is hand-shaped just like any steel sword, with a flex and balance that closely mimics the steel alternative. This sword is PERFECT for Italian rapier.
2 lbs, 2.9 oz~
6 inches from cross (3 from ricasso) point of balance
Love the look and feel of the messer's blade, but want a little more protection? The Storta is the choice for you! The larger nagel combined with knucklebow means that this sword is equally at home practicing messer technique as it is practicing dussack or cutlass. Truly multi-purpose and absolutely beautiful to look at, this is a classic sword will fulfill many of your training needs.
2 lbs, 4.2 oz
2 inches from cross point of balance
4 1/2 inches grip-able handle
2 inches to 3/4 inches blade width (cross to tip)
26 1/2 inches blade length
6 1/2 inches cross width
34 inches overall length
2 inches guard (nagel) height
2 inches to 2 1/2 inches guard to handle clearance
Blackfencer's Sidesword is one of our best sellers. Fencers love the elegance of the design and the handling, as well as the protection offered by the knuckle bow and covered ricasso. Pair with a buckler for maximum Marozzo!
2 lbs, 4.4 oz
37 1/2 inches blade length
4 inches from cross point of balance
9 3/4 inches cross width
4 inches grip-able handle length
2 1/4 inches ricasso
43 1/4 inches overall length
1 1/2 inches to 3/4 inches blade width (cross to tip)
1/2 inch average blade thickness, tapers toward tip