The advantage of the sword point over the edge became increasingly evident by the end of the 16th century. The Rapier, with its long, elegantly thin profile which emphasized its point, became the popular choice for civilians. It was however a somewhat unwieldy weapon especially when it was used in narrow, crowded streets and alleyways. Eventually a more sophisticated, shorter and lighter version emerged that by the end of the 17th century had evolved into an entirely new weapon, the Small Sword. The Cold Steel Small Sword duplicates the original model in weight, balance, triangular cross section, and sharp point, but uses modern materials like 1055 Carbon steel, heat treated to a tough spring temper. The hilt features two shells with functional finger loops and a light, but strong, knuckle guard. Perfectly balanced and weighing only 22 ounces, the Small Sword comes complete with an attractive leather scabbard that features an intricately decorated throat and chape.
- The hilt (compared to the Rapier’s) was simple and smartly functional, consisting of no more than an elliptical plate, or two shells and a light knuckle guard.
- 31.25" Blade
- Carbon Steel – 1060
- Wire Wrapped Handle
- Leather Sheath
For sale to those age 18 and over, age verification is required.
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