The play is all politics and murder, but that’s not why you’re on the edge of your hard wooden seat.
You should have paid heed to the clawing feeling as you dressed for the theatre. It’s too soon to be seen, let alone to be seen enjoying such frivolity. Better to hide away until the taste for vengeance is dulled.
And yet here you are, penned in by gasping theatre-goers and pinned to your seat by the cold stare of Edward Heath from across the pit. As the son and heir of the man you killed in a duel, you’ve no doubt he’ll seek his satisfaction. Impulsively you reach for your rapier, running your fingers over the twisted filework.
A death cry goes up from onstage, spelling the impending end: “With thy sharp teeth this knot intrinsicate of life at once untie!” You tighten your grip and grit your teeth.
Named for a Shakespearean portmanteau of the words “intrinsic” and “intricate”, this new Balefire piece demonstrates both an essential durability and an elegance of detail. With a sleek 42″ blade and decorated symmetrical ports on its Norman type 39 hilt, this is as swift in sparring as it is head-turning in the salle.
A similar bespoke rapier would start at £650 plus postage.
The hardened and tempered carbon steel hilt is finished with filework twists and spacers on the rings and quillon tips. The hilt has a satin finish and the hardwood grip is wrapped in brown leather.
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