The Traversare Rapier

∴ A Swift Decision ∴

Something isn’t right. The hairs on the back of your neck let you know before your senses fill in the blanks. The slight draught of a door left ajar. The acrid scent of lamp oil. And is it your imagination, or can you hear footsteps?

It’s probably just one of your uncle’s employees, you think, doing one last round or returning for a forgotten tool. But at this late hour? You push the door back into its frame and walk away, keen to forget your apprehensions and settle down to an evening’s supper with your cousins. But something in your gut makes you turn on your heel, makes you reach for your sword, the wire of its grip pressing against your calloused palm and the elegant black crosses of its guard encircling your hand.

Heart in your mouth and sword in your hand, you pull the door fully open and start up the wooden stair.

∴ Specs ∴

This agile sword features a two-ring guard traversed with an elegant cross, and an “X” counterguard which both aesthetically balances the front guard and offers lightweight yet comprehensive hand protection.

The flattened bars complete the simple martial look favoured by our client, while the blade is weighted to handle nimbly in both the cut and the thrust.

A similar bespoke rapier would start at £1000

 

  • Weight: 1020g
  • Total length: 125cm
  • Blade length: 44″
  • Blade width at base: 2.5cm
  • Grip length: 8.5cm
  • Grip and pommel: 12.5cm
  • Quillon span: 28cm
  • Point of Balance: 14cm
  • Blunt edges, rounded tip and sparring-safe flex

 

 

∴ Notes ∴

The hot-forged, heat treated hilt and pommel are oil blackened to a deep matte finish. The  hardwood grip is wrapped in twisted steel and brass wires. The guard features hand-carved details. The closed port features a unique piercework design.

∴ Gallery ∴

Looking for a unique training sword? Get in touch to discuss your ideas.

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