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Cold Steel Small Sword

Cold Steel Small Sword
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 in civilian life. It was however a somewhat unwieldy sword 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 sword, the Small Sword.

Civilians carried it for as long as swords remained an integral part of fashionable dress. Its primary advantage was its stiff, lightweight blade which was forged in a triangular cross section. 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.

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.

Small Sword

Product Code: CS-88SMS

Small Sword


  Imperial Metric
Weight 22.56oz 0.64kg
Blade Thickness 38" 1.1cm
Blade Length 31¼" 79.4cm
Handle 7" 17.8cm
Handle Details Wire Bound Leather
Steel Carbon Steel - 1055
Overall 38¼" 97.2cm
Scabbard Leather

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