Cold Steel Small Sword
This design replaced the rapier as the weapon of choice among Europeans by the end of the 17th century. The rapier was an effective weapon, but placed its owner at a disadvantage when wielded in the narrow, crowded streets and alleys of European towns. A short, lighter sword was needed, and this design was developed. This quality reproduction measures 38 1/4" overall and features a 31 1/4" blade of 1055 carbon steel. The simple and functional hilt offers two shells with finger loops and light, strong knuckle guard. This item includes an attractive leather scabbard with a richly decorated throat and chape. You will be surprised and delighted with the elegance and superb balance of this battle ready weapon! Cold Steel, 88SMS.