The carriage clatters over cobbled streets, its clangour at odds with your hammering pulse. Drawing a silver watch from your pocket, you mark with distaste the tremor of your hand.
Were this any other duel, the blood would run hot in your veins. You would relish the rush of impending danger, and wear it proudly as you descended the carriage steps.
Tonight, however, is the night you hoped would never come – even as you knew it would. Even as you slipped into the sweet, forbidden embrace of the woman betrothed to your brother. The woman you’d loved since childhood.
As the hoofbeat staccato slows, you lift the black-hilted rapier from the seat beside you and brush the pommel to your lips.
“Forgive me, brother,” you whisper.
We created this sleek sparring version of our experimental Dioscuri rapiers for a customer who admired the aesthetic, and wanted to take it onto the piste. The result marries the simple elegance and low-profile protection of the original Dioscuri with a 42″ blunt fencing blade.
Similar bespoke rapiers are available from £450
As with the original Dioscuri swords, the oil-blackened guard and closed port are modelled on late 17th Century transitional rapiers. The grip is wrapped in twisted steel wire, and the large blackened pommel creates an agile and comfortable balance.
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