And the leaves fall on indolently.
You wander between their disparate trails as if entranced, pausing only to pick up the occasional visceral red specimen, paper-thin and perfectly formed.
It has been seven years since the war. Since flames licked at the conjoining trunks of the maple trees, and blood ran as relentless as the acer’s crimson dance. Since the sword in your hand flashed quick and decisive, and wrote your family’s fate.
A cry splashes across your solitude. You know even before you turn that your son runs toward you, delighted by the colours of Autumn, unburdened as the leaves themselves. Again, you wonder when you will tell him – and how – how you could ever begin to explain.
But for now it is enough to feign surprise, and spin him around beneath the canopy of cardinal, only ever always aware of the sword that still swings at your side.
Modelled on our Countess Rapier, this imposing yet elegant design offers ambidextrous hand protection while remaining nimble.
Decoratively pierced plates adjoin to the quillons via sturdy bars, creating optimal and durable defense against hand hits.The blade is both longer and wider that the Countess, adding a little more “heft” to the feel without compromising on balance or agility.
A similar bespoke rapier would start at £800 plus postage.
The protective plates are pierced with a decorative Japanese Maple design. The hilt and pommel are oil blackened to a matte, antiqued finish. The hardwood grip is wrapped in twisted brass and steel wire.
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