The Dioscuri Rapier

∴ A Beguiling Edge ∴

“They can’t live with each other, and they can’t live without each other”, your mother always said, laughing over her lace-edged fan. If only she could see you now, you think bitterly.

Brothers, and twins at that, you’ve always shared your passions. You recall those early years of swordplay in the cobbled yard, star-pierced swords glinting alike in the evening light, laughter giving way to shouts of frustration as every feint was foiled.

But there are certain passions that will not be shared, and when you returned home to rumours of your brother and your betrothed, there was only one honourable path to take.

Before you strap your black-hilted rapier to your side, you brush your lips against the lucky star on its pommel. You know beyond doubt that on the other side of the city, your brother does the same.

∴ Specs ∴

This sleek sparring rapier quickly became our standard for a simple trainer that’s a cut above. The  result marries simple elegance and low-profile protection with a 42″ blunt fencing blade.

While we take care to never make the same sword twice, the Dioscuri has inspired many bespoke variants over time.

A similar bespoke rapier would start at £800 plus postage.


  • Weight: 1kg
  • Total length: 121cm
  • Blade length: 107cm
  • Guard length: 7cm
  • Grip and pommel length: 13cm
  • Quillon span: 28cm
  • Point of Balance: 12.5cm
  • Sparring-safe edges, flex and swollen tip




∴ Notes ∴

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.

∴ Gallery ∴

Ready to buy, or to add some custom touches? Get in touch to discuss your ideas.

One Comment on “The Dioscuri Rapier

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